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Banana - Exotic Seed CollectionEnsete ventricosumMusa ensete, Musa arnoldiana, Abyssinian Banana, Ethiopian Banana

Just £0.99

Tender Perennial
What is Tender Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years.
Susceptible to damage or death at temperatures below 5C.
2 Reviews

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Description Sowing More Info Delivery Reviews

Decorative, huge leaves rivalling any expensive mature house plants. Grows 3ft in the first four months!

Patio, Greenhouse, Conservatory, Exotic Garden, Specimen Plant


Sun or semi shade

Up to 600cm (236.2in)

Up to 500cm (196.9in)

Greenfingered gardeners

Easy for all

Sowing Months Flowering Months

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 discolouration of the leaf ends may occur through the winter months but this won't harm the plant.

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 3 in 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.


Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. 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 delivery charge of £1.95.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.95.

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For your complete peace of mind, our Home and Garden products may be returned to us within 30 days of purchase for a refund of the purchase price. Items must be returned unused, at your cost and in mint condition. All items carry a manufacturer's 12 month defects warranty.


Stunning growth rate! 2014-04-04

One seed germinated after a week, the other 4 would not germinate after several attempts at re soaking .etc. so I posted them to a friend, see if they have any luck. My letter to her got lost in the post so maybe there will be a Banana plant growing in a sorting office somewhere :D. The one that did germinate is about 18 inch tall already in about 10 weeks and its not summer yet, think I'll need a bigger pot soon. Great fun for 99p :D.

T&M replied on 2014-04-04: Thank you for your review. I hope we can continue to be of service.

Superb Seeds! 2011-11-30

AMAZING!! I planted all 5 seeds just over a month ago and already have 3 very healthy banana plants growing and every day they get taller and taller.... We're looking forward to seeing them planted in the garden next Summer. Everyone wants one, so I will have to order some more seeds and at this price I cant go wrong! Great price and great fun.