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Macaranga siamensis for sale at Dokmai Garden!

October 3, 2010

Macaranga siamensis (Euphorbiaceae) is native to the lowland forests of northern Thailand (Chiang Mai), and has during the past few years been introduced as an ornamental in farmer’s gardens. Its large leaves (up to 75 cm) make it a perfect living parasol, and puts a Lanna touch to your garden, surprising friends from abroad. M. gigantea is another species from the south of Thailand. It has a grey bark, while M. siamensis has brown bark. I have never seen Macaranga siamensis for sale, so we proudly announce that we have six specimens ready for you (500 B).

Visitors to Dokmai Garden may remember that we used to keep this tree in a large pot. As the tree eventually clogged the drainage holes, it drowned during this rainy season. We have therefore planted a new specimen straight in the ground. Anyhow, drainage seems to be an issue, which is important when selecting a suitable spot in your monsoon garden.

Eric Danell

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