What Plant Has the Biggest Leaves?

Can you imagine a tree as tall as a seven-story building? Sure, some trees in your neighborhood may be that tall. But can you imagine a single leaf that big?

The raffia palm is a tree that grows in the tropics of South America and Indian Ocean islands.

While the average size of most palm leaves ranges from 4 to 20 feet long and 1 to 4 feet wide, a single leaf of the raffia palm can be more than 70 feet long and 19 feet wide!

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