Palm trees grow two meters tall on balcony of apartment left vacant for six years
Published: Jul 14, 2021 07:54 PM
Photo: Screenshot of a video posted by Toutiao News

Photo: Screenshot of a video posted by Toutiao News

Without being taken care of, two palm trees are thriving two meters tall on a balcony of an apartment in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, which has been vacant for six years.

According to a report of Toutiao News on Tuesday, the trees were spotted and reported to the police by the tree owner's neighbor.

"I felt some dirt falling on my head so I looked up, then I saw two trees growing out of a balcony," said the neighbor. "It was windy and I was worried they would fall, so I reported to the management office," he said.

The owner of the two trees, who is now living in Beijing, came back to Wuhan after being notified of the news and sawed off the trees with the help of the local fire department.

Experts said the balcony receives adequate sunshine and ample rainfall, which provided favorable conditions for the trees to survive.

Wang loves to grow flowers and plants at home where he buried two palm tree seeds in the pots years ago before leaving Wuhan.

"The roots broke the pots into pieces. That's where the dirt came from. I never expected they could grow so well," added Wang.