Traveler’s Palm


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Product images are for reference; the delivered plant will look different depending on the gallon chosen. Height estimates are overall. Ball of Ground price is starting from and depends on height. Ball of Ground heights are estimates; call to know sizes we have available.

The Traveler’s Palm is an iconic plant native to Madagascar, easily recognizable by its dramatic, fan-like display of leaves. Despite its name, it is not a true palm but belongs to the Strelitziaceae family, sharing similarities with the Bird of Paradise. It’s known for its stunning aesthetic and the arrangement of its leaves, which resemble an enormous fan, making it a striking focal point in tropical and subtropical landscapes. The plant boasts immense, banana-like leaves arranged in a distinctive, fan-shaped pattern on tall, sturdy stems. This arrangement is oriented in an east-west direction, acting like a natural compass, which is said to have aided travelers, lending the plant its common name. The Traveler’s Palm can reach heights up to 30-50. The Traveler’s Palm has a moderate to fast growth rate under optimal conditions, reaching maturity in a few years, and can grow several feet in a single growing season. It thrives in full sun to partial shade. However, young plants prefer filtered light, and protection from intense, direct sunlight is beneficial to prevent leaf scorch. The plant has moderate water requirements, preferring consistently moist, but well-drained soil. It prefers rich, well-draining soils with a slightly acidic to slightly alkaline pH. Regular feeding during the growing season supports its rapid growth. It requires regular pruning to remove old, damaged or yellowing leaves. Trimming helps in maintaining its architectural splendor and encourages new growth. Its dramatic, fan-like appearance makes it a spectacular centerpiece in tropical gardens, and it is often used as a solitary accent plant due to its size and distinctive look. The Traveler’s Palm is more than just a plant; it’s a living sculpture that adds an unparalleled architectural element to the landscapes. Its majestic presence and unique form make it a favorite amongst those looking to create a tropical paradise in their surroundings. Whether gracing a large garden or standing sentinel at the entrance of a property, the Traveler’s Palm is a conversation starter and a beacon of tropical beauty.

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