Tree is a legend
Palm tree is a legend tree. More than a thousand years ago, the Greeks sent messengers with a palm branch to Hellas to announce their victory. In a figurative sense, it is a symbol of peace, because it is not for nothing that a white dove of peace holds a palm branch in its beak. In Greece, the athlete who won the competition was awarded a palm branch. From here came the phrase "palm" in something.
From the leaves of liviston in her homeland weave baskets, mats, hats, sandals and other household items. Leaf segments have long been used as writing paper, and many ancient manuscripts are written specifically on them.
Not so long ago, the palm tree became famous in the world "Fox's tail". The owner of one of the Australian plant nurseries was told that in the wilderness in the northeast of the continent the most beautiful palm trees in the world grow, which have no equal. One of the natives showed the owner of the nursery this place near the city of Queensland, where spectacular palm trees grew with spectacular crown leaves resembling a fox tail. The new palm tree quickly conquered the world, and only the massive commercial propagation of these palm trees stopped the wave of illegal collection of seeds from wild plants.
Plant in the interior
Palm tree - lover of space. This is a ceremonial tree, it is customary to decorate large living rooms, halls, halls, offices, public institutions. Also, this plant is a frequent resident of greenhouses and winter gardens, and in the warm time it is used for landscaping balconies and terraces. At all times, an overseas plant brought a touch of exoticism to the interior, whether it be a royal palace or noble chambers. And at the same time,the palm tree has always been known as the personification of luxury, sophistication, respectability.
And today, palm trees still hold the "palm", harmoniously blending into the classic interior with wooden, leather furniture and the chilly high-tech style.
Palm tree - soloist tree. It is enough in the room of one tall howea or date to attract attention, to be the living center of the room. “Diluted” by other plants, the tree loses its aristocracy. If the size of the home does not allow you to have a giant, treat yourself to a “cabinet” palm. Such as chamedorea, because its sprout is a little higher than a meter and the plant can be put on a coffee table, stand. By the way, she is good in bonsai composition. An expensive tree (and palm trees were expensive at all times) will deliver chic and style to your home.
Despite its exoticism, the palm tree does not tolerate variegation in its environment; it looks spectacular against the background of calm, plain, light walls. If the room has wallpaper in colors, a lot of objects, a palm tree may look caricatured. Artificial specimens of tropical palm trees, which are often placed at the entrances to entertainment venues, also look ridiculous.
The plant is harmoniously combined with wicker furniture, with accessories in ethnic style. By the way, pick up pots and tubs for palm trees in soothing colors, the flowerpots can be made of natural fibers (especially in the winter garden).
If we talk about windows, then on the south side, which is not suitable for most plants, chamerops and trachycaprus feel great. And one more plus of palm trees - they are mostly lovers of cool rooms in the winter, but in large living rooms or halls it is often not very warm.
© Kurt Stueber
It is interesting
Chrysalidocarpus. Such a long name hides the poetic - “Golden Butterfly”, which the plant received for the beautiful color of the fruit. 20 species of these palm trees can be seen in nature on the island of Madagascar and the Comoros.
Date palm. The name may be associated with the phoenix bird, reborn from the ashes. After all, a date is able to give offspring even from a dead trunk. About 17 species grow in tropical and subtropical regions of Asia and Africa.
Coconut palm. The name comes from the Greek trachys - hard, rough, rough and Karpos - fruit. There are 6 species, common in the Himalayas, China, Japan.
Hamedorea. The bamboo palm tree got its name from the Greek Chamai, i.e. the fruits are easy to get, they hang low. There are 100 known species growing in Central America.
Chamerops. Translated from Greek means low shrub. 1-2 species grow in the Mediterranean.
Howea. It is also called a paradise palm tree, it originates from the Lord Howe Islands in the Pacific Ocean, where both species known in this genus grow.
According to astrologers, certain plants correspond to certain signs of the zodiac. If you tend to trust this, then know that palm trees are Gemini plants. They are able to improve physical and psychological health, promote good relationships with friends. But for Scorpions, these trees are undesirable, because they love moisture and some have thorns, which Scorpio has in abundance. False palm trees, such as dracaena, yucca, are undesirable for Cancer and Capricorn.
A common fear that a palm tree in a house is harmful is false. On the contrary, according to psychologists, the palm brings coziness, peace, harmony to the house, it is associated with “paradise life”. Palm trees are most often created by creative, open, cheerful, sane people with good taste.
- Palm trees will decorate the house - “My favorite flowers” 11. 2009