Thursday, October 4, 2012

Who Took The Seifrizii Palm Tree From The Lobby Of The Shoreham Hotel?

The first report I took as a Security Officer at the Shoreham Hotel back in 1977 was on a report of a stolen palm tree. It was by the man who worked for the company that supplied the indoor palm trees to the hotel.
He called to say he was missing a palm tree. I went to the Lobby to meet him. I asked him what kind of palm tree it was. He replied that it was a "Seifrizii Palm Tree". I asked him how to spell that name and took the report. Later we got a call from Housekeeping that a maid had found a palm tree in one of the rooms
upstairs. I went up and got the small plam tree and brought it back down to the Lobby.
Some happy and drunken guest had taken it upstairs and put it in the room of one of his friends.

"Bamboo Palm: It is a multi-trunk plant which is ideally suited for wide spaces in your house or office. It can grow to about 8 - 10 feet tall and 5 - 7 feet wide, making it an ideal plant to use as a partition or a screen in your interior designing plans. It is ideally suited for indoor use, as the plant thrives in shade conditions. Scientific name 'Chamaedorea seifrizii', the bamboo palm needs a little looking after, as it might get infested with pests like spider mites because of its dense leafy characteristics. It is one of the most sought after palm tree because of its dense green appearance."

.Bamboo Palm Tree - Chamaedorea seifrizii

"The Large Bamboo Palm (Chamaedorea seifrizii) originates from Southeast Asia, but can now be found abundantly throughout Central America. The Bamboo Palm goes by many other common names such as Bamboo Palm, Reed Palm, Clustered Parlor Palm, and Cane Palm. It has a deep green color to the stalk and thin to thick-feathery leaves. With the proper amount of water the Bamboo Palm can grow rapidly to an average height of 10 to 15 feet. There are many species belonging to the Chamaedorea family but by far the Chamaedorea seifrizii is the most seen. When situated in the right environment the Bamboo Palm can flourish and bring good luck and fortune to your home or office."