1 Package of 10 Seeds
The Travellers Palm, Ravenala madagascariensis is a plant related to bananas, heliconias and gingers and a popular ornamental worldwide.
What is little known however is that lumped under this name are several quite distinct species that occupy different habitats on the island of Madagascar.
This particular form is common in the northeast of the island. Is is more compact than the common form native to the east coast and has a smaller, shorther trunk, tightly packed leafbases that are dark, orangeish along the edges near the base and waxy whitish petioles. Germination: Soak the seeds for two days in lukewarm water. The seeds are sown in mineral-based cat litter (no clumping litter) or perlite (germ-free) in plastic-pots. Please sow the seeds on the mineral soil and cover the seeds with 5 mm - 10 mm mineral soil. Then put the plastic pot in a ziplock bag - with a pot size of 6 cm , a ziplock bag of size 12 x 17 cm is recommended . Fill in the ziplock bag as much tap water with a few drops of universal fertilizer, so that after the absorption of the substrate a few mm of water remain on the bottom. Then close the ziplock bag. daytime temperatures at about 77-86 F, somewhat lower at night at 68-77 F. Germination takes 45 - 60 days