Description: It is unlucky to plant a banana tree beside a house.
Origin: South East Asia
The leaves of a banana tree are stepped around the trunk like a spiral staircase, and several ghost stories in Cambodia and Thailand attest that vengeful ghosts can walk up the leaves and get into a nearby house through the open windows.
Bat sleeping in a banana tree
Note: These superstitions
were researched and written by Stuart Macfarlane (Website:
and Tom Metcalfe (Website:
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