Today's bloom is Travelers Palm (Ravenala madagascariensis)

Bloom of the Day for March 19th, 2010:

Type of plant: Trees

Bloom color: Green, White/Near White

Bloom time of year: Blooms all year

Sun requirements: Full Sun

Cold hardiness: Zone 9a to Zone 11

Height: 20-30 ft. (6-9 m), 30-40 ft. (9-12 m), over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing: 12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

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2 vendors have this plant for sale.

29 members have or want this plant for trade.

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onewish1 wrote:
just seeing that makes me think of vacation!!!

pixie62560 wrote:
Those are incredible!!

haighr wrote:
And vacation is when it was taken in PV! This message was edited Mar 19, 2010 9:44 AM This message was edited Mar 19, 2010 9:45 AM

Kell wrote:
I couldn't help but pick this photo! I have been so mesmerized by these since I first became aware of them a few years ago. And the very same day I saw it online, I saw one in my neighborhood on the way to the PO. I went a different route and there it was. Not a spectacular one for it has been poorly groomed but one none the less. Then 3 years ago I was in Southern Ca and there was one of

Dutchlady1 wrote:
Great shots but interestingly, none are of the blooms. Here is a shot of the bloom, on the tree in my yard. I agree, almost nothing says 'tropical vacation' like a Traveler's Palm. They are quite sensitive to cold and I guess that is why they are not sold in zone 9b.