Aquí esta un árbol en el patio de mi amigo.
Leaves are also used as plates in India especially in the Sothern parts of the country.Banana leaf has been a part of the Indian culture, in the villages having banana trees in the backyard is considered very important as it's need arises everyday.
Here is a picture of the tree from my friend's backyard.
Needless to say you cannot use spoons or knife but your fingers (only right hand) as the leaf is tender. Hot food served on a banana leaf absorbs the nutritional value from the leaf and adds a different taste to the food.It is a belief that the leaf has the ability to take away untraceable amounts of toxins from the food we eat.