Is the root system for a Travellers palm invasive?

Question From: 
Wayne in Caloundra NSW


Is the root system for a Travellers palm invasive?


Type of Plant (if known): 
Travellers Palm


Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself): 
No Illness


Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type: 
clay to loam?


How often do you water the plant:
Not often


How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day:
Full sunlight


What type of plant is it:
Travellers Palm


How long since you planted it:
Approx. 10years old


Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:


Is the plant indoors or outdoors: 


What other treatments have you given the plant: 
No Treatments

Upload photo if available: 

Other Comments: 
I have multiple travellers palm along my back fence, which are 7m – 8m tall. My back neighbour has an in ground pool next to fence. Will the the root system destroy the fence or even harm the pool?



Hi Wayne,  Hard to answer as you haven’t said how far the plants are from the pool, nor did you send me any photos of the fence etc. In general, Travellers Palms (which are not palms by the way) don’t do much damage to well constructed in ground swimming pools, but they can drop some mess into pools nearby.