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TRAVELLER'S PALM - RAVENALA MADAGASCARIENSIS


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TRAVELLER'S PALM - RAVENALA MADAGASCARIENSIS
 
 
 
ONE OF NATURES MOST UNIQUE PLANTS. IT IS NOT A TRUE PALM- IT IS A BANANA RELATIVE.
LONG LEAF STEMS RESEMBLE THOSE OF THE BANANA & EXTEND OUT FROM THE TRUNK, GIVING AN APPEARANCE OF A HUGE FAN.
LEAVES ARE UP TO 10ft LONG AND 10-20" WIDE.
HAVE SUBTERRANEAN TRUNK WHICH EMERGES ABOVE GROUND AT MATURITY. TRUNK IS GREEN & PALM LIKE, DIAMETER CAN BE UP TO 1FT.
HAS CREAMY WHITE FLOWERS. MATURE PLANTS MAY BLOOM YEAR AROUND.

 

It has been given the name "Traveller's palm" because the sheaths of the stems hold rainwater, which can be used as an emergency drinking supply.

 

COLD HARDINESS : ZONE 9A -  ( 20F)

MATURE HEIGHT 30-50FT

HEAVY FEEDER- FERTILIZE FREQUENTLY.
SOIL: SANDY OR CLAYEY , BUT WELL DRAINING.
LIGHT REQUIREMENT: FULL SUN, PART SUN, SHADE

NEEDS PLENTY OF WATER.

REALLY EASY TO CARE FOR.  SPEEDY GROWER

CURRENTLY GROWING IN    5"  pot

WITH VERY WELL DEVELOPED ROOT SYSTEM.

SHIPPED ROOTS PACKED MOIST