Traveler's Palm


Savanna Redman

Traveler's Palm
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Traveler's Palm
Traveler's Palm
Hand drawn with pen and India ink on paper

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads. ~ Henry David Thoreau

As a traveler myself, I loved the name of this plant, and its grand beauty.
At the base of each leaf bracket is a hollow, that can hold a liter of fresh water. Refreshment jungle style.

The Traveler’s Palm is related to Bananas and Bird-of-Paradise and not Palm Trees. It probably was given name Traveler’s Palm by early explorers, because it can grow to 60’ and is a soft wood like palm or banana (more of a plant than a tree).
It is said, that the tree will naturally grow with its leaves pointing east and west, as a guide to the lost traveler. In the wild – plants grown from seed, this looks to be true. But I’ve noticed plants off-course. They were planted from nursery stock and started off not knowing their duty to the wayward traveler.

Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. ~Rabindranath Tagore

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Size: 35.5" x 35.5"
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