Okay, here is the beginnings of my second ever yellow Chinese banana plant bloom - it will take it over a month to fully develop - the plant itself is just now beginning to put out leaves (they put out massive amounts of leaves). They die after they bloom like agaves. It is not a real banana tree. Yes, eh - hem, these are very difficult to grow and only true masters have ever reported having one bloom under their care. haha. If I can grow one...you know it must be one of those "stick it in the ground and forget it" things. They have amazing blooms - they are huge (wouldn't fit in a small coffee can). I will post another pic when it finally fully hatches out. I imagine they would grow like crazy at your place, fly.
And here is my little friend. I talk to him often...the deal is - he eats ants and I guarantee his water supply.