The Panda of the Plant Kingdom

 

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.
For much more see: Der Spiegel
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