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Musa monticola  Kinabalu Mountain Banana

Product Code: Y3-35M00
Ornamental Value: Pretty
Availability: In Stock

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Minimum order value for orders containing SMALL PACKETS only is EUR 25. For orders containing WHOLESALE sizes only (or mixed orders) minimum order value is EUR 100.
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Size: Small Packets
Seeds Weight Price
  • 10 seeds
0.01 kg EUR 7.80

Size: Wholesale
Seeds Weight Price
  • 100 seeds
0.01 kg EUR 29.00
  • 1,000 seeds
0.03 kg EUR 199.00

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This diminutive mountain banana is only known to grow above elevations of 1000 m (3300 ft.) in the mountainous regions of northern Sabah, Borneo. The slender, dark mottled pseudostems are only 1 to 2 m (3 to 7 ft.) tall. The upright inflorescence produces glossy purplish-brown bracts followed by miniature bananas held in a very dense bunch not much bigger than a very large pineapple. The small ripe fruits, although seedy, are very sweet. A rare and localized species that should be most suitable for the cooler tropics and warm temperate areas with protection from frost but that has apparently not been introduced into cultivation until now.
Cultural Requirements
Sun Exposure Light shade when young
Light shade in dry, hot climates
Light shade in all climates
Deep shade when young
Frost Tolerance None
Water Requirements High
Wind Tolerance Low
Appearance
Growth Rate Very fast
Growth Form Herbaceous Tree
Ornamental Value Pretty
Uses
Properties Evergreen
Monoecious
Gardening Indoor
Landscaping
Ornamental
Potted
Classification
Plant Group Bananas
Botanical Order Zingiberales
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