Travellers palms are not palms but related to the banana. They hold a large reserve of water in the leaf bases from which travellers could drink, but it would be a mighty desperate soul to partake of insect and debris laden cocktail contained in this travellers "Oasis". The distinctive flat fan, formed by leafs and leaf bases makes the travellers palm a popular and unique ornamental. Plants grow very rapidly to 20' or more.
RTP-01 Ravenala Madagascariensis