The Polish word for palm recalls a saying that indicates something is incredible. Palms can't grow this far north, and so the verdant top of the seemingly thriving palm is surprising and unbelievable in the middle of the city. In this way, the palm tree projects a dual meaning.
The Warsaw Palm tree is made of steel, plastic, and other materials. Originally, Rajkowska intended to plant a whole row of palm trees along Jerusalem Avenue, but limited her project to as single tree in the end. The tree has sparked political debate, but despite anyone's objections to the tree, it has become an unlikely symbol of the city.
The Warsaw Palm even has its own website at www.palma.art.pl.