• This giant herb is closely related to the banana.
  • The robust waxy flowers may be hanging (pendulous) or erect. At Eden we have several species and hybrids of these fantasticly bold plants, all of which have distinct 'angular' flowers.

Where it grows

Rainforests or tropical wet forests in the Neotropics (South and Central America, Mexican lowlands, Caribbean islands and southern Florida), Pacific Ocean islands and Indonesia.

Wildlife facts

  • Many bats and insects seek shelter within the complex structures of these plants.