Their silhouette

Tropical plants and trees with a remarkable silhouette

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    The form of trees and plants

    When looking for an original indoor plant to decorate your home, or outdoor plant to personalize your garden, we often think of a remarkable bloom or decorative foliage. But have you thought of a graphic silhouette?

    You'll be spoilt for choice! In terms of compact plants, discover original trunks with the Adenium obesum  whose shape differs for each specimen or the Pink Cactus whose trunk is covered with colored spines grouped in clusters. Embellish your home with the remarkable bottle trunk and huge water lily leaves of the Buddha belly plant, or with the caudex of the Tortoise Plant reminiscent of an elephant's foot.

    In short, have fun with the form of the trees, such as the fan-shaped silhouette of the Traveler's Tree, the columnar silhouette of the New Caledonian pine, or the inverted looks of the Baobabs whose branches are mistaken for roots!

    How can the form of a tree or plant be remarkable?

    Its longevity

    A tree can be remarkable for its age: some trees are said to be over 5,000 years old! Let's mention, among others, the venerable Baobabs that can live 2500 years or our closest Ginkgo biloba that we can come across in our French botanical gardens and that can reach 3000 years

    Its size

    The form of trees, when we talk about their height, can also be quite amazing and spectacular: a Sequoia of more than 100 meters has, for example, been listed! More modestly, the Kapok tree looks good with its 60 meters, with which the Mahka tree almost acts as a dwarf with its 30 meters!

    Its extent

    The circumference of a plant can also make it original. A striking example is that of a Benghale Fig tree covering 1 hectare and a half and having no less than 3511 aerial roots which, by joining the ground, create a real forest!

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