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Musa velutina

Pink Banana, Plantain

Tender Perennial

An ornamental banana with lush green foliage, featuring a striking burgundy midrib. An exceptionally quick grower, with bright pink blooms followed by inedible pink bananas in summer, once plants are established. Makes an interesting feature in borders or containers. Easy to grow. Height: 1.5-1.8m (5-6ft).

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 (10 musa seeds)

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    • Despatch: by Monday
    • £0.99
Sow immediately on receipt. Soak seed in warm water for 24 hours before sowing. Sow seeds 2.5cm (1 inch) deep, in pots or trays of moist seed compost. Place in a propagator or warm place, and keep at a constant temperature of between 20-25C (68-77F). After sowing, do not exclude light as this helps germination. Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged; germination can take 1 to 6 months and may be slow and erratic.

When large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into 7.5cm (3 inch) pots or trays, taking care not to damage the root system. Grow on in well-lit conditions, and pot on plants as required.

During summer, plants can be stood outside or planted into the border but will need frost protection in winter. Reduce watering and be aware that leaf ends may brown during winter, however this is perfectly normal.

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

    Planted this a few months ago, nothing has happened. Had the same problem with the plantain ones too. I have duplicated the conditions of SE Asia where they grow by the side of the road but no joy.

    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.

  2. Seed grown plants

    By john holland 14-09-2014

    Ordered tow packs of these and have got about 15 growing on , only planted a week ago so can't wait to see how big they will get .

    Natalie
    15/09/14

    Thank you for your review. I hope we can continue to be of service.

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