Ornamental Plantain

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I was immediately attracted to this plant when i first saw it and i am guessing this is an ornamental plantain. 

The fruits are very tough you'll break a tooth if you even try to bite it.

The next day, I was surprised when they started to open (or peel!).

It's unique and pretty!


Unknown said…
We eat this kind of banana in my hometown in the Philippines. Some cook it some they eat it when it is ripe. ^_^

Mary, MI
Unknown said…
Very interesting looking plant.
Luna Miranda said…
pretty! i haven't seen this species of banana before.
Unknown said…
This is banana???
Anonymous said…
intéressante cette fleur que je découvre
Hilde said…
What an interesting plant, I have never seen it before. Great photos!
Happy weekend :)
I have never seen such exciting and unique plant!
Thank you for sharing!

Jorunn Norge
DeniseinVA said…
It is wonderful! Such a pretty pink banana plant. Thanks for sharing and wishing you a happy weekend.

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Carver said…
Very unique looking.
oh wow! it's my first time to see this kind of flower too.
Wow, pink bananas. Very unique.
Karin M. said…
A very nice photo series .. great job ...
Best regards, Karin
Arija said…
They look so pretty peeling open like bananas.