Walking Palm Tree


Believe it or not, it does exist! Socratea exorrhiza is the only plant that can walk. This palm tree grows in the rain forest areas of Central and South America.

It can be as high as 25 m, while the trunk’s diameter can reach up to 16 m. It can walk thanks to a very complicated root system that actually functions as legs and helps it constantly move towards the sun. During the day, this palm tree can “walk” 2 – 3 cm, which means as much as 20 m yearly.


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