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What is the true story of the grandeur of the Kentia Palm tree? From where do the palms originate? How did they become so esteemed? Exotic, majestic, queen of palms, the Kentia palm's story involves four centuries of fascination...... Once the highly sought after preserve of aristocrats, Kentia palms are now available to all who seek to enhance their home or business decor. What has made this possible? SEED TO ELEGANCE explains all. Contributions of significant figures from several centuries are clearly developed. Abundant illustrations enhance the compelling text describing the Kentia's life cycle, the history of its popularity, and the modern methods used to to produce and distribute the palms to customers.
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Kevin Williams has been involved with the Kentia Palm industry for over 25 years. He has been a grower and exporter and has traveled the world visiting Kentia Palm growing areas. He resided on Norfolk Island in the South Pacific for 28 years and now resides in Michigan in the USA.Review:
Vol. 52 (1) 2008 International Palm Society Journal. --William J. Baker. Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK
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Book Description Studio Monarch PUb. Paperback. Condition: New. Color Photos (illustrator). First Edition. Copyright Date: 2007 Octavo, , PP.72, History And Future Of This Exotic Palm. Seller Inventory # 34969D44g
Book Description Studiomonarchbooks.com, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110977512118