Traveller Palm (Ravenala madagascariensis) with its exceptionally beautiful leaf display would make a great addition to a garden. It will turn any yard into a little slice of paradise.
It has been given the name “traveller palm” because the sheaths of the stems hold rainwater, which supposedly could be used as an emergency drinking supply for needy travellers.
These plants grow to be enormous, with huge leaves sprouting from long stems in a flat, fan-shaped pattern like a peacock’s tail. They are actually members of the bird-of-paradise plant family. The traveller’s palm is more closely related to the banana tree family than the palm tree one.
|Common Name||fan palm|
|Maximum Reachable Height||30-50 ft.|
Planting And Care
Plant with topsoil or organic peat moss added to the hole. Trim off outside leaf branches as needed (and as long as the plant is reachable).
Travellar Palm Care
|Sunlight||It likes full sun but can also grow in light shade.|
|Soil||Moist, well-drained soil|
|Temperature||Can tolerate cold temperature down to 20 F|
|Fertilizer||Fertilize 3 times a year in spring-summer and autumn using a quality all-purpose or palm fertilizer.|
Travellar Palm Uses
- Landscape uses for travelers palm
- Anchor for a garden bed
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