rhamphotheca: “ The Pony Tail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvata) … aka “Elephant’s Foot", is a species of plant in the family Asparagaceae, native to the states of Tamaulipas, Veracruz and San Luis Potosí in.
The Silk Cotton Tree in Cambodia is an incredible sight to behold. It consumes buildings and many specimens have grown to gargantuan proportions in both height and width. The temple of Ta Prohm is the most popular place to view these tentacled giants.
Royal Empress Tree (Paulownia elongata) can grow 15 feet per year, until it reaches it's full height. In the spring the tree explodes with rich lavender flowers that look similar to orchids, and smell like jasmine