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MUSA

Commonly known as Banana, plantain

Further Reading....

  • Evergreen
  • Palm - perennials.
  • Will grow outside in milder locations - This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here. - nice sheltered hot spot.
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - grown as an architectural foliage plant.
  • Pests & Diseases - red spider mite, mealy bugs and aphids can be a problem particularly if in greenhouse
  • Place of origin - northeastern India, southeastern Asia, Japan, northern Australia.
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter - loam based compost, plenty of light but shade from hot sun.
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - humus rich and sheltered from winds.

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