Before I visited Guinea last October, I had no idea how small banana plants were. Yes, ‘banana plants’ are plants not trees! And to my surprise, I found out that bananas grow upwards, toward the sky; not down, toward the earth!
To find out more interesting information about the banana plant, go to this website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_tree
We have one banana plant on our property along with a few other fruit trees, including a a papaya tree, two guava trees, and what we have been told is a Japanese Cherry tree.