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Musa (Ornamental Banana)

Ornamental Bananas are native of tropical and subtropical woods throughout Asia. They are vigorous, fast-growing species with tropical, large leaves and long-lasting colorful inflorescences and fruits in several species. The smaller bananas from montane regions in the Himalayas are excellently grown as container plants and some very cold hardy species may be even planted out to the garden in Central Europe (e.g. Musa basjoo and Musa sikkimensis). All are easily grown in any humus-rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot, and a winter minimum of some 15°C with reduced watering. Cold hardy species require a thick insulating winter protection in the garden in a fertile, free-draining, humus-rich soil.
Prior to sowing scarify seed (e.g. carefully scratch the seed coat with fine sandpaper) and soak them in luke warm water for some 48h. Sow in a humus- rich, sandy soil, keep pots only slightly moist at a minimum of some 22°C (optimal 27°C) throughout the year. Germination in this genus is very irregular and may start after some two months, whereas the last seeds may need some six months until the first leaves are developed.
7 seeds per package.
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Musa ornata (Ornamental Pink Banana)

Musa ornata (Ornamental Pink Banana)

200 (350)cm, Ornamental Pink Banana is a most decorative species with bright pink (or rarely orange) bracts in its inflorescence and very long, narrow leaves, which may gain up to 200cm in length. The fruits turn greenish yellow when ripe and contain several black seeds. For any humus rich, very well drained soil in a partially shaded (summer) to sunny (winter) spot. Keep plants drier in winter at a minimum of some 15°C. VI-VII.

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seed package (purple flower)8918 € 4,99
(purple flower)
Musa velutina (Velvet Pink Banana)

Musa velutina (Velvet Pink Banana)

100 (150)cm, Velvet Pink Banana is a most ornamental banana from India and has bright pink bracts and intense pink fruits, which are densely covered with smooth short hairs. The fruits develop even on plants grown in a container. For any humus rich, very well drained soil in a partially shaded (summer) to sunny (winter) spot. Keep plants drier in winter at a minimum of some 10°C. VI-VII.

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seed package 3425 € 4,99
seed package