Why does the banana plant only bears fruit once?

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  • In
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    I am not sure where you heard that rumor but it is wrong.  Bananas are a flowering herbaceous perennial  plant that flowers every year.  The fruits develop from the flowers into the familiar bunches. 

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Because  that is how they are.  Some male animals die after having sex.  Now that would be terrible.

  • 3 weeks ago

    In nature, the only goal of anything is to reproduce, so once the plant's done that much it really doesn't have a reason to live on.  So the plant drops its seeds, the parent plant dies, and the seeds and feast on the parent to grow.  It's an endless cycle that guarantees nutrition for the offspring.

    • In
      Lv 7
      3 weeks agoReport

      That is true for annual plants, but not perennials.

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