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Musella lasiocarpa

For sale by Malcolm West

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This is an example of a plant I have for sale. I have smaller and larger ones available.

Musella lasiocarpa | Weymouth, Dorset, DT4
Plant Size
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100cm × 60cm

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Plant Finder: about Musella lasiocarpa

Common names

Chines dwarf banana, Golden lotus banana


Musella lasiocarpa (Chines dwarf banana). This ornamental banana grows trunk-like pseudostems and large, upright grey-green banana-like leaves. Throughout the summer the plant typically bears 2-3 large, ochre yellow, lotus-like flowers that grow from the top of the stems. In warmer climates the flowers are followed by small inedible banana fruit.


As with other bananas, plant where leaves will not be damaged by wind. Over-winter in frost-free conservatory or greenhouse. Keep soil moist but not wet.

Interest and use

Grown for their dazzling flowers and tropical impact. The flowers can lust up to 6 months.

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Musella lasiocarpa | Taunton, Somerset, TA3 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterMoist

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    I have quite a few Musella Lasiocarpa plants so would be interested in swapping these for other tropical or exotic plants.

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