Ravenala madagascariensis

Traveller’s Tree, Traveller’s Palm, East-West Palm The Traveller’s Tree (Ravenala madagascariensis), which can reach a height of up to 15 meters, is native to Madagascar. Its seeds are covered with a blue, waxy coating. Family: Strelitziaceae Origin: Madagascar (distribution map) Height: Up to 15 meters, herbaceous plant, tree Edible: The peeled seeds are supposed to […]

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Cyperus alternifolius

Umbrella Papyrus, Umbrella Palm, Umbrella Sedge The Umbrella Palm is not related to the palms (Arecaceae family), but belongs to the Cyperaceae family. It can grow up to 1.5 meters high and is native to tropical and subtropical Africa. There it grows in swampy habitats. Characteristics & Description Height, habit: 50 to 150 centimeters, herbaceous […]

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Setaria palmifolia

Palmgrass, broadleaved bristlegrass, highland pitpit, hailans pitpit Setaria palmifolia looks like a young palm tree at first glance, but it belongs to the Poaceae family. The plant known as palmgrass grows perennially and can reach a height of two meters. Characteristics & Description Height, habit: 70 to 200 centimeters, herbaceous plant Life cycle: Perennial Poisonous: […]

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Beaucarnea recurvata

Beaucarnea recurvata Common name(s): Elephant’s Foot, Ponytail Palm Family: Asparagaceae, Nolinoideae subfamily Origin: Mexico More infos: Beaucarnea recurvata can be grown on sunny to light shaded places with a minimum temperature of 5 °C. Allow the soil to dry between the waterings. Watch video on YouTube

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Cycas revoluta

Cycas revoluta Common name(s): Sago Palm, King Sago, Sago Cycad, Sotesu-Nut and others Family: Cycadaceae Origin: China, Japan More infos: Cycas revoluta is a slow grower and tolerates frost for a short time. Minimum temperature 1 °C.

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