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Ravenala madagascariensis - Traveller's Palm


Ravenala madagascariensis - Traveller's Palm (Ravenala madagascariensis - Traveller's Palm)

These Traveler's Palms are about to to trunk. They are in the same order (Zingerberales) as the banana and bird of paradise and gingers.



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I tried planting this once but it didn't survive, maybe because the soil was too dry then.

12 Apr, 2009

 

Panther:

I'm sure you've seen how large these plants can grow...especially when they develop their trunks.

These plants love water, however, tolerate quite a dry period with no ill effect.
They like full Sun...these trees would be much larger if they were growing in full Sun. And their very large leaves tear easily from the wind.

12 Apr, 2009

 

Yes Delonix I have seen how large these plants can grow, thanks for the info, I will try planting one of these someday and I hope it grows.

13 Apr, 2009

 

Panther:

If you know someone who has a large plant...you can take side shoots and they root easily.

13 Apr, 2009

 

I will.....possibly the large plant! :-)

14 Apr, 2009

 

Panther:

I'm sure in you beautiful tropical climate it will do well.

14 Apr, 2009



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