A gigantic araceae – the water banana of Madagascar. Exotic and tropical, a plant that otherwise occurs in the Comoros and Mauritius. The banana is growing rapidly and can grow up to 1 m in season. The evergreen, firm leaves are 70 -100 cm long. Their growth is upright and the stem is formed by the underground rhizome. The plant loves warmth, full sun and water. In nature, most specimens are between 1.80 and 3.50 m tall. It stands there in shallow waters, at pond edges or in lagoons. In July and August, the Thyphonodorum can even stand outside with us, but it does not tolerate any real night cold.