The Berlin Botanical Garden has successfully sprouted and is growing the extremely rare Coco de Mer Palm, which is only found on two islands in the Maldives. The unusual seed of the palm, pictured above, is the largest known on Earth at up to 44 pounds.
Because the weather in Berlin is so much colder than its native clime the soil it is rooted in must be heated.
The Town Scryer is a mixed bag of humor, socio-political observations and ephemera from the perspective of a eclectic Pagan veteran of the counter-culture. Philip Posehn's main blog is at The Town Scryer.
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