As wide as a bus, but starting to look upward. This Tahina started to grow sideways for awhile, then finally began to straighten out. At one point, the heel
kept becoming more exposed and I thought I might have to replant. But it has adapted and has become a monster. I think being in partial shade might have
been part of the problem, but it seems to have gotten it's groove on.
By Cindy Adair
On PT I see all the stunning photos and descriptions of past and future travel with the International Palm Society.
Here’s the group of us on the unforgettable Sarawak, Borneo pre tour in 2016.
I recall times I almost did not sign up due to time, family and work constraints and costs involved.
However every time it is only the trips I missed that I regret.
And the friendships I have made across the world are at least as important as the sights and experiences.
I took my first IPS trip using hoarded airline points through a country I had to find on a map (Qatar) to a place of my dreams (Thailand) in 2012, based primarily on comments by Palm Talk users I had never met.
I am asking all of you now who have traveled anywhere on an IPS sponsored trip to post why you loved your trip(s).
Photos always welcome, but not required.
IPS has posted it's pre & post tours. Unfortunately, the do not go to areas where you can see the Spiny Forest, Succulents, Baobabs. Of course, it is the palm society so they are focused on palms.
Is there anyone out there that would like to join us on Madagascar tour that would take us to see the iconic plants that I listed above ? A tour company will customize. and provide a quote So let me know if you are interested, and preference for either before or after the biennial in Reunion.
Looking for a seedling or larger -thanks for your help. Ka'ula (user name) 9A/10 Carlsbad, CA
In that many of us palm lovers have extensive collections of Madagascar native palms, it seemed appropriate to add this orchid to the garden in that it too is native to Madagascar. It is the first of this genus that I am growing let alone this species. Will be interesting to see how it performs. The recommended light from the grower was "bright", but I see information that this species grows in full light at high elevations ( up to 1500-2,000 meters) in habitat. Anyone else have experience with this species or the genus in general? If you have photos, please share, particularly of any flowers.