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Phenakospermum (Guyana Traveler's Tree) & Ravenala (Traveller's Tree)

Phenakospermum, Guyana Traveler's Tree or South American Traveler's Tree is a monotypic genus with a single species only. It is native of north-western South America. Sometimes it is included in the genus Ravenala (Traveler's Tree). It is a most ornamental plant with fan-like arranged, large and broad leaves and boat-like, very tall inflorescences on older specimens, from which arise white petals. As it stays much smaller than the real Travelers' Tree it is suited as a container plant even for a small greenhouse. Grows well in any rich, well drained soil, in full sun to partial shade.
Ravenala or Traveler's Tree is another monotypic genus containing a single only which is native on the island of Madagascar. It is an ornamental and unusual, very tall growing plant with an up to 3m long, fan-like foliage on adult specimens. Easily grown in any humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot throughout the year and a winter minimum of some 15°C with reduced watering.
Sow at minimum 25°C in any very well drained, slightly sandy soil. Keep soil only slightly moist to prevent rot and place pots very sunny. Phenakospermum seeds are slow and difficult to germinate and germination will take 3 to 6 months.
7 seeds per package.
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Phenakospermum guyannense (South American Traveler's Tree)

Phenakospermum guyannense (South American Traveler's Tree)

2 (5)m, South American Traveler's Tree is an almost unknown species outside its natural range in French Guiana and surrounding regions in South America. It makes elegant, very large, fan-like leaves and a very tall and showy inflorescence with canoe like bracts and protruding white petals. For any rich, well drained substrat in a sunny spot throughout the year and a winter minimum of at least 15°C. Seeds are extremely scarce, this is the second time in 15 year that we can offer seeds from this species. VIII-XI.
7 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package0242 € 3,99
Ravenala madagascariensis (Traveler's Tree)

Ravenala madagascariensis (Traveler's Tree)

3 (12)m, Traveler's Tree descends from Madagascar and has most ornamental, huge fan shaped leaves. For any humus rich, well drained soil. In winter keep at a minimum of some 15°C with reduced watering.
7 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 2369 € 0,99