Travelers palm is not even a palm it is actually related to bananas and bird of paradise. They grow to be huge. The leaf bases overlap each other. The leaves collect rainwater which flows into the plant’s stems, base, and even its flowers, ready to aid a thirsty traveler.
This plant needs a very wide berth when young. With it’s immense width and height proportions, this is one of those South Florida “palms” that work best in a large property.
Travelers Palm Specs
They will grow very tall and takes up lots of space while young. In northern areas they’ll get about 30 feet high. Close to Miami they may reach 50 feet – or more.
They are a very fast growers. These plants like full sun but can handle part shade. They will eventually grow into a full sun height. The trunk is solitary but occasionally offsets will form. These can be removed to strengthen the main plant. Flowers look similar to bird of paradise blooms.
Travelers Palm Care
You will want to add top soil when you plant. Fertilize 3 times a year with a quality all-purpose or palm fertilizer. Trim off outside leaf branches as needed. Travelers palms need regular water.
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