TRAVELER'S PALM (Ravenala madagascariensis) X 5 seed

TRAVELER'S PALM (Ravenala madagascariensis) X 5 seed
Ravenala madagascariensis, the Traveler's Palm, is part of the Streliziaceae, Bird of Paradise family. Originally from Madagascar, it grows abundantly in Suriname. Although this plant is called a palm; it is not a true palm. It grows up to 40' tall. The leaves are arranged in a fan-shaped manner; it has a rather short, palm like trunk and take coloration's of yellow and orange. The leaves are up to four meters in length. The small white flowers are held in bracts. The tree will bloom all year. The fruits are brown while the seeds are blue. Hardiness (-5°C/25°F, 4°C/40°F) in Winter.

In the wild travelers's palm is pollinated by lemurs. The flowers grow between the base of the leaves and lemurs are the only animal strong enough to get to the flowers and the rich nectar and pollen and transfer the pollen on their noses to another palm.

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