US (MA): Banana plant breaks greenhouse roof

A banana plant at colleague in the United States was apparently so determined to keep growing that it broke through a pane of glass on a greenhouse roof. Rob Nicholson says he's seen plants do lots of amazing things in his 21 years as manager of the Northampton college's Botanic Garden, so he wasn't entirely surprised. But he did say it was annoying that the pane on the 30-foot high roof needs to be replaced.

Nicholson tells The Daily Hampshire Gazette he learned about the situation Monday when he arrived at the plant house. A staff member who worked on the weekend left a note on his door alerting him to the problem.

Nicholson says he has seen photographs dating to 1904 that show same banana plant in nearly the same location.


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