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Musa lasiocarpa

Chinese Yellow Banana, Musella, Plantain

Hardy Perennial

An unusual dwarf hardy banana reputed to be able to take temperatures as low as -10C (14F). This banana has exotic leaves followed by a yellow globular flower, once established. Plant in sun or partial shade outdoors or indoors in containers.

Ideal For:
patio, greenhouse, conservatory, exotic garden, specimen plant
Flowering Period:
July, August, September
Sowing Months:
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (4 musa seeds)

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    • Despatch: by Monday
    • £0.99
Sow anytime of year after soaking the seeds for 24 hours in lukewarm water. Use a peat based seed compost and sow 6mm (0.25in) deep. After sowing, seal the seed container inside a polythene bag in order to keep the compost moist. Germination is slow and erratic and can take 1-6 months at 80F.

As each seed germinates, transfer it to a 3in pot of good free draining compost taking care not to damage the fragile roots. Pot on as required, the larger the container the larger the plant will grow.

Grow on in warm well lit conditions. During summer they can be stood outside or planted in the border but should be brought into well lit frost free conditions for the winter when it should be kept moderately dry. Some discoloration of the leaf ends may occur through the winter months, but this won't harm the plant.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

Despatch: Within 24 hours applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday.

Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

Reviews
  1. No growth

    By vivienne ng 11-09-2016

    Ordered this a few months ago, no sign of any activity. They are in the same room as lemon grass and 26 lime plants ( all grown from seeds) and 2 lemon trees as well, in other words a tropical climate. I have ordered a second packet. Will attempt again.

    Natalie
    12-09-2016

    Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn of your disappointment with your purchase. At your earliest convenience please contact our Customer Care Department at ccare@thompson-morgan.com, one of our agents will be more than happy to look into this further for you.

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