Musa lasiocarpa

Chinese yellow banana

Price: €29.95
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A hardy banana with large paddle-shaped leaves. This variety was thought to be extinct only a decade ago but was found growing in remote regions of the Himalayas in southwest China. After 5-8 years it will produce a large yellow flower. The main plant will die once it has flowered, but off shoots will be produced which will take over from the original plant. This plant does not produce fruit and the roots should be protected from hard frost. In cold weather the old leaves can be covered with fleece or let them brown and wait for new shoots to appear in spring. 5L pot, 3-4ft tall plant. Please note: items displayed on this website may not be in stock in each of our shops.