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Musa basjoo

For sale by Jamie

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Musa basjoo the root hardy banana will take if needed down to minus 19 c the stem will die back but more pups will come from the ground up. Will make a stunning tropical effect 2nd photo is of the mother which produced this pup.

Musa basjoo | Buckingham, MK18
Musa basjoo | Buckingham, MK18
Plant Size
Total Price
30cm × 10cm

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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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  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Fertile, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

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