The Traveler's Palm is one of nature's most distinctive and remarkable plants. The plant (not a true palm) has long petioles (leaf stems) and deep green leaves resemble those of the banana and extend out from the trunk like the slats of a giant hand fan. The leaves range up to 9 Ft long and from 1-3 Ft in width.
Young palms have a subterranean trunk which, in the adult plant, emerges above ground elevating the symmetrical crown to heights ranging from 20-40 Ft. Excellent container plant, to a max of 8 ft.
The green palm-like trunk grows up to 1 Ft in diameter and displays distinctive trunk leaf scar rings.
Multitudes of small creamy white flowers compose an inflorescence up to 1 Ft long. A mature plant produces brown fruits that contain light blue seeds. It thrives and grows best in full sun but also grows well in part sun/shade. Small plants should be shaded until well established. It requires a frost-free climate or can be kept small in a pot indoors.
Other Names: Fan Plantain, Traveler Banana, Travellers Tree, Travellers Palm