Visit Lalbagh to see the flowers of the Century Palm
- Talipot palm, commonly known as Century Palm, has flowered after 70 years in Lalbagh.
- It is a species from the family of Araceae plant and commonly found in Sri Lanka.
- The Talipot palm flowers only once when it is 30 to 80 years old.
Lalbagh Botanical Gardens is known for conserving thousands of trees and plant varieties that attract many tourists as well as city people from Bengaluru. Even rare plants that don’t grow in India can be seen in this botanical garden.
Now Talipot palm, commonly known as Century Palm, has flowered after 70 years in Lalbagh.
The scientific name of Talipot palm is Corypha umbraculifera. It is a species from the family of Araceae plant and commonly found in Sri Lanka. It is also grown in Cambodia, Myanmar, China, Thailand and the Andaman Islands.
It is a flowering plant with the largest inflorescence in the world. The Talipot palm is monocarpic, flowering only once when it is 30 to 80 years old. It takes about a year for the fruit to mature, producing thousands of fruits at a time and the plant dies after fruiting.
There are twelve Century Palm trees in Lalbagh, with a range between 10 to 50 years old. Out of twelve trees, two have already blossomed and died.
The officers of Lalbagh say that they are going to uproot the dead trees after the fruiting and plant new Century Palm by next year.