Ravenala madagascariensis


 
(Strelitziaceae)
 

 

The traveler's palm is used for landscaping in warm locations.  It likes full sun and good drainage, and blooms year round.  Reaches 30-40 feet tall.  Propagated by seed or division.  The inflorescence is huge, and looks like a giant heliconia.  Sometimes used as a cut flower for giant arrangements.

 

Ravenala madagascariensis - the traveler's palm

 

 

 

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