Traveler`s Palm, Ravenala madagascariensis
One of nature’s most distinctive plants which is not a true palm. The Traveler’s Palm is described as being part banana plant and part palm tree. The long stems and dark green leaves resemble a banana plant with a head that spreads wide like a fan. A mature travelers palm will develop a woody trunk and can bloom year round to produce brownish colored fruits containing light blue seeds. This vigorous palm gets its name from the thirsty travelers that could find water in many parts of the palm.