Palms sprouted in tight spaces
Palms can grow in some of the most unexpected places. The Washingtonia Palm’s pea-sized seeds can easily find a crevice in which to get caught. Washingtonia Palms are strong survivors and will grow anywhere, whether there is ample room or not.
This one has thrived in the sediment and water of a storm drain in Apollo Beach near Andalucia.
Judging by its size, this germinated at least a year ago. Washingtonia seed ripens in late Summer here.
This one has germinated and begun growing in a Bald Cypress trunk. I hope to see what happens here over time.
Finally, a Washingtonia Palm seed found a small pocket atop a block wall and enough water to take root – near Westshore in Tampa, Florida.