Common name: Traveller’s Tree
Height at maturity: 10 meters in tropical climate
Plant type: tropical tree
Flowering: all year round
Flower color: white
Soil type: ordinary earth + loam (50/50)
Watering: normal without excess
Use: pot, porch, greenhouse
Diseases and pests: disease resistant plant
Toxicity: not determined
Storage of seeds: 12 months in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
The traveler’s tree is a tropical tree of the same family as the birds of paradise whose flowers are similar to the variety strelitzia nicolai.
It has the particularity of having very characteristic fan-shaped foliage: the paddle-shaped leaves of a beautiful glossy green are arranged in two rows. On the adult tree appear tiny narrow white flowers, with six petals, opening in summer on a pointed, greenish-white, canoe-shaped spathe.
Succeeding the flowers, fruits in capsules contain seeds surrounded by a bright blue aril that is sometimes slightly sticky.
Cultivable in a pot in a veranda, ravenala madagascariensis will appreciate the sun and the heat on your terrace or balcony in summer.