The banana leaves, large, flexible and waterproof, they are like umbrellas, and are used to wrap food, especially in Chinese cuisine
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The banana plant has earned the distinction of being the largest herbaceous plant with a flower it is inaccurate to speak of a tree, because the stem is actually a pseudo-herbaceous stem, whose strength is due to the meeting of the leaf sheaths. The leaves grow on the top, ending in a sort of crown at the center of the leaves grow flowers, often characterized by very large bracts (incorrectly called petals) colored purple. The leaves are spirally arranged and may grow up to 2.7 meters long and 60 centimeters wide. They are easily torn by the wind, with the result that often appear frayed.
The spread of the banana happened in Southeast Asia in prehistoric times. Still in the early 2000s there are many species of wild bananas in New Guinea, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. Recent archaeological and palaeoenvironmental evidence suggests that banana cultivation dates back at least to 5000 BC
The banana leaves for sale are native to Kenya .
The banana leaves, large, flexible and waterproof, they are like umbrellas, and are used to wrap food, especially in Chinese cuisine.
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