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Musella lasiocarpa

For sale by Desert to Jungle

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Impressive large, broad leaves with a glaucas green colour. Has a very imposing flower in the third year. The flower is yellow in colour and may last 6 months. A fairly hardy banana. Can go down to -10C with protection.

Pot SizeTotal Price
2 litres
£9.50

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Plant Finder: about Musella lasiocarpa

Common names

Chines dwarf banana, Golden lotus banana

Description

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.

Cultivation

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 2018
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterMoist

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