The Banana Palm, also called Banana or Plantain tree, is a fast-growing plant that produces bananas, as its name suggests.
The Banana plant is the largest flowering herbaceous plant on the planet. Known for its tasty fruit, the banana palm is also popular in outdoor and indoor settings for its showy, bright green leaves that reach up to six feet long by two feet wide. Native to rainforests in Southeast Asia, Africa, and Australia, Banana Palms bring a lush, tropical look to a garden. They can be grown indoors as a houseplant if given adequate light and water.
Flowers in spring are dramatic in shades of purple, white, and orange. The green or yellow fruit follows.