Traveller’s Palm is not a true palm, in fact it’s fanned branching structure and foliage are distinctively different from the typical palm. The common name comes from the plant’s unique, somewhat two-dimensional fan of foliage that tends to align in an east-west direction when growing in its natural habitat. As a result of this interesting growth habit a wandering traveler could use this tree to gain a sense of direction, just like a compass. This “flat” fan of foliage enables it to be used in places where height is desired without taking up a wide range of space.
A spectacular potted plant for large indoor spaces with bright windows. Can also be grown outdoors in a patio planter during the summer and brought indoors for the winter.