5 TRAVELERS PALM seeds (Ravenala...
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Travelers palm tree or Ravenala madagascariensis is a plant of the family Strelitziaceae, just like the bird of paradise or giant white bird .
It is native to Madagascar but it is now found everywhere in the tropics.
It is not a tree but a herbaceous plant with lacunary stipe, which makes it sometimes assimilate to a palm tree.
Its flowers are very similar to those of Strelitzia reginae and Strelitzia nicolai.
Its seeds have the distinction of having a turquoise down which makes them exceptionally beautiful.
Its large leaves are fan-shaped, their cup-shaped base holds rainwater.
It is a majestic tree that by its shape and size is located far.
Adult, the trunk is about ten meters tall.
This tree provides an edible fat, much like the butter tree of tropical countries.
Its vernacular name of the traveler's tree comes from the fact that the water conserved in the leaf sheath at the base of its leaves would allow the traveler to drink.
Sowing travelers palm seeds:
It is important to start by scarifying the seeds with sandpaper and soaking the seeds for 24 hours in warm water.
Once these techniques are done, prepare peat pots previously moistened and bury the seeds under 1 cm deep.
Finally, place the crop in a place where the heat will be between 25 and 30 ° C.
Seed germination takes place around 3 to 5 weeks after sowing.
Seeds of original plants to grow in mild climate or indoors.
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