Category: Palms

Growing palms indoors in containers
A compilation of my blog posts dedicated to or mentioning palms.

Germinated palm seeds (Adonidia merrillii)

Germination of tropical seeds from Costa Rica

Just a short update on what's up here in our Swedish tropics in the middle of the winter. It has been a month since we returned from a truly amazing trip to wonderful Costa Rica. Sure thing I couldn't restrain myself (and had no intention to) from collecting some seeds. Some were on my wish list, like Vanuatu fan ...

Repotting young palm

A quick indoor gardening project for tonight to get some healthy dirt germs. Time to repot my 2 years old seedling of foxtail palm (Wodyetia bifurcate), a souvenir from last Thailand trip. I took: a roughly double volume pot completed with a pot tray; leca clay balls for a good drainage bottom layer; ...

Riga Botanical Garden

Green houses of the world: Riga

Whenever I visit a bigger city, I try to go to their botanical garden with a green house. Yea, I'm that damaged. If it's in tropics, then the whole garden is my play ground. This time when in Riga I checked out the Palm House in the botanical garden of University of Latvia. Photo from Panoramio by Toms Grīnbergs ...

Tropical palm growing indoors

Growing tropical palms indoors

Think about a dream holiday in tropics. Got it? I bet that the picture in your mind right now includes palm trees somewhere - boarding a white sand beach or around a luxurious pool. They are there. Tall and slender, crowned by majestic greenery high above your head. The image of tropical palms is imprinted in our ...

Tropical plants growing indoors

Hello world!

”In the beginning was the Word”… or was it the Big Bang? Or is it all the same? This is my Big Bang Word. The start. The beginning. At least as a blogger. Hello world! My name is Alex and I’m an addict. And I’m not here for a cure. I’m here to spill it over on you. I’m addicted to growing tropical plants: large, ...

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