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Musa sikkimensis  Darjeeling Banana

= Musa hookeri

Musa sikkimensis – Darjeeling Banana Musa sikkimensis – Darjeeling Banana Musa sikkimensis – Darjeeling Banana
Product Code: Y3-38800
Ornamental Value: Beautiful
Favorites: For Beginners
Availability: In Stock

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A beautiful, huge, cold hardy banana native to humid mountain forests in the eastern Himalayas. Import to Australia prohibited.

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 USD 5.81

Size: Wholesale
Seeds Weight Price
  • 100 seeds
0.02 kg USD 12.28
  • 1,000 seeds
0.24 kg USD 54.71
  • 10,000 seeds
2.40 kg USD 435.44

Quantity:  
  • Ornamental Value (low–high) 5
    4.6
  • Germination (difficult–easy) 4
    3.6
  • Germination Time (years–days) 4
    4.1
  • Plant Care (difficult–easy) 3
    2.6
  • Speed of Growth (slow–fast) 4
    4.0
  • Total 4
    3.9
Wow! This large banana species sports a massive pseudostem to 4.5 m (14 ft.) tall and 45 cm (18 in.) in diameter, which is tinged with red. Its new leaves and leaf midribs are purple, and a percentage of plants even exhibit beautifully dark red mottled leaves when young. The Darjeeling Banana is very hardy to cold (i.e. in the sense of Musa basjoo), coming, as it does, from montane forests up to 2000 m (6000 ft.) in the Himalayas of Northeast India. First trials outdoors in the U.S., Britain, Germany, and Switzerland have shown an excellent resistance to cold and frost. Like all bananas, it is extremely fast growing given rich soil and an abundance of water. The fruits have a sweetish pulp but are hard and contain a few large seeds. The Darjeeling Banana was originally introduced into cultivation and made popular by Toby Spanner and Martin Gibbons, and it now shows to live up well to the expectations that were placed in it as an ornamental for the temperate as well as the cooler tropical garden. It has more potential than any other cold tolerant Musa in cultivation today.
Cultural Requirements
Sun Exposure Full sun from early age
Light shade when young
Light shade in dry, hot climates
Light shade in all climates
Frost Tolerance Severe
Appearance
Growth Rate Very fast
Growth Form Palmlike Tree
Herbaceous Tree
Ornamental Value Beautiful
Uses
Properties Colorful
Deciduous
Evergreen
Hazards Child and Pet Friendly
Gardening Landscaping
Ornamental
Synonymes
Popular Synonymes Musa hookeri
Classification
Plant Group Bananas
Botanical Order Zingiberales
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