We were influenced by the many lush tropical gardens in our coastal neighbourhood and overseas, too, she says. Tropical plants are also amazingly hardy. It also helps that Bilgola is full of red volcanic soil so everything grows really well!
Ravenala madagascariensis, commonly known as traveller's tree or traveller's palm, is a species of plant from Madagascar. It is not a true palm (family Arecaceae) but a member of a monocotyledonous flowering plant family, Strelitziaceae.