Traveler`s Palm

Optimal Light: Full sun
Light Range: Full sun to full shade
Soil Moisture: Low to medium soil moisture
Native: No
Drought Tolerance: High
Perennial: N/A
Growth Rate: Medium
Mature Height: 30 – 40 ft.
Mature Spread: 25 – 30 ft.
Soil Texture: Any
Soil pH: mildly acidic,
Salt Tolerance: Medium
Hardiness Zone: 10b-11

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.

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