Bananas grow on plants – often mistaken for trees because of their size. The banana plant with its massive oblong leaves, the world’s largest plant is considered without woody stem. Hundreds of species of banana plants grown in the tropics of dwarf varieties of tall plants are almost 30 meters high. The size of the sheet is correlated with the diversity of the banana tree.
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Banana plants grown in tropical locations, reach its maximum height in about a year. The tribe consists of covers of overlapping leaves, which develop as the plant grows. The stems of the leaves from the stem leaves similar spread on a tree. Leaves grow at a rate of once a week. The largest banana leaves develop measuring 2 feet wide and 9 feet long. While all the banana leaves are mostly green, some maroon spots, others are reddish-purple on the bottom. All banana leaves a vein that extends straight from the bow to the outer edge.
Smallest Banana Plants
The Musa Truly Tiny is a dwarf banana, the big 18 to 24 inches when mature stands. It is the smallest banana tree in the world. It’s just green leaves develop attractive maroon spots. This variety produces very small but tasty bananas. The Musa Truly Tiny thrives in tropical climates. It also does well indoors, when grown in a container placed in a sunny location.
Largest Banana Plants
Cuban Red banana trees grow as tall as 25 feet. They produce very large, deep green leaves. The stem, petioles, and banana peels are different shades of red. Can grow a mutant variety called “Red-Green” 28 meters high.
Banana Leaf Uses
Banana leaves are large, water-resistant and flexible. Many recipes in Asia and call for wrapping food in banana leaves before cooking, steaming or grilling. The Journal gives a subtle banana flavor to food, while the moisture from the skin keeps food tender. Folded banana leaves as bowls for serving food and holding flower arrangements used. In some societies, dried banana leaves are used to wrap cigars or cigarettes.