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Weird French Riviera Cocos... are these even real plants?

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I follow many palm related hashtags on instagram, which occasionally can provide very strange and interesting results. Im used to seeing Dracena and Yucca getting posted as palms, as well as the people who use the hastags with no plants in sight (blasphemy).

This model tagged her location as Côte d’Azur, and from her other photos (very scientific research and whatnot) she seems to tag the location where the photo was taken and not where it was uploaded (which has confused me before).

At first I thought that these were fake plants, but they have some strangely dynamic leaflets for a manufactured palm.

I searched the forum but came up empty, maybe one of our French members can help me? Are these even real? I swear if there is a Butia/Cocos hybrid just hanging out on the French Riviera i will lose my mind haha

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what in the heckin heck are these? thanks in advance. also LOL at the guys head peeking out from behind a trunk

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GottmitAlex

Real palms. But not coco nucifera. The nuts aren't real.

 

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bubba

What palm trees?

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5150cycad

I can’t stop laughing at the kids head peeking around the corner. No idea on the palms. Sorry 

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knell

So they are __?__ with fake coconuts hanging on them? 

haha i didnt even consider that the palms could be real with fake cocos attached... that is hilarious, tricky landscape designers, touché

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knell
1 minute ago, bubba said:

What palm trees?

haha i was waiting for this comment, glad we got it out of the way early :floor:

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knell
7 minutes ago, 5150cycad said:

I can’t stop laughing at the kids head peeking around the corner. No idea on the palms. Sorry 

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RedRabbit

It seems doubtful anything is real in that picture... :rolleyes:

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Gonzer

What palms?

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UK_Palms

I think they're plastic coconuts. 

The ones hanging on the trees look plastic as well.

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Stevetoad

Took me a while but I see the trees now. My money is that they are fake. There is no new growth or spikes. The trunks look goofy where the leaves start and there isn’t one damaged leaf. 

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Darold Petty

In the Photoshop era this just shows that you can never trust an image again.  :bummed: 

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PalmatierMeg

I doubt real coconuts can survive there long term. Everything about the place looks fake.

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DoomsDave

Fake!

But who cares?

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NC_Palms

Real or fake... those palms are ugly 

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GottmitAlex

Honestly, everything in that pictograph is fake. From the nuts upward.....

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Matt N- Dallas

They don’t look real, but they are lookers

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Kim

I can see why you are confused.

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Pal Meir
1 hour ago, Kim said:

I can see why you are confused.

:greenthumb::D

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