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Musa basjoo

For sale by Desert to Jungle

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The hardiest of all bananas. Large green leaves up to 6ft in length when mature. It will produce one a week during the summer if kept well watered!

Pot SizeTotal Price
2 litres

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Plant Finder: about Musa basjoo

Common names

Japanese banana, Banana


Musa basjoo (Japanese banana). A palm-like, arching, evergreen perennial from Japan. Bears lance-shaped to oblong, medium green leaves and spikes of yellow-cream flowers.


Some of these species can be cultivated as house plants or in greenhouses. They will require fertile, moist soil and full sun. You will need to protect from winds.

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage, flowers and fruits (bananas), not all of which are edible.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Musa basjoo | Buckingham, MK18 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Fertile, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

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