Commonly known as Banana, plantain

Genus of 40 species of evergreen palm-like, suckering perennials found in light woodland and at forest margins in northeastern India and Bangladesh and from southeastern Asia to Japan and northern Australia.

Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
  • Palm
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse
    Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
  • 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.
    sheltered hot site
  • 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
    Half hardy (down to 0)
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil

Buy Varieties of MUSA

MUSA basjoo

MUSA basjoo

Japanese banana

the hardiest of the bananas which will survive outdoors in mild areas. Although it will produce small bananas in maturity this plant is usually grown as an attractive architectural plant

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