October Squares: Decorative Trunks

Decorative bamboo

I know very little about bamboo, but when I saw this in a Key West garden earlier this year, the colours, textures and leaf patterns made me feel like an overexcited animal that has found something tasty in the street, sniffing and wagging its tail in delight. 

Colourful bamboo with textural patterns

I couldn’t decide which picture I liked best, so I’m sharing both for Becky’s Lines&Squares.

Update: I thought this was bamboo, but Tony Tomeo has advised in the comments that this is some form of palm, perhaps a large species of Chamaedorea (bamboo palm). Golden cane palm (Dypsis lutescens) might be another possibility. 

29 Replies to “October Squares: Decorative Trunks”

  1. Lovely plant. There was a tiny one (only a baby bamboo really) in my family home’s garden, I loved it. Don’t get so excited you turn into a Panda, though. 😉

  2. Nice colors and lines! We were at a park in Florida this past February and they had several different types of bamboo, mostly small plants, nothing as beautiful as this!

  3. Beautiful. Bamboo seems to have a calming effect visually, at least for me. The giant bamboo groves in Kyoto should be on your list if you visit Japan.

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