Botanical name: Musa sikkimensis
Other names: Musa hookeri, Musa sapientum subsp. seminifera , Darjeeling banana, Hooker's hardy banana
Species: M. sikkimensis - M. sikkimensis is an upright single-stemed perennial with large, yellow-green, thick leaves that may have redish markings.
Musa sikkimensis is: Semi evergreen
Flower: Brown, Yellow in Summer
Foliage: Green, Red in All seasons
Diseases: Generally disease-free.
Pruning: No pruning required. Remove spent foliage and cut back in autumn if desired.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Division, Seed. REGISTER to read more...
Musa sikkimensis (Hooker's hardy banana) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.
Suggested uses: Architectural, Containers, Greenhouse, Sub-Tropical
Cultivation: Plant outdoors in a frost-free area in rich, moist but well-drained soil, in sun or part shade. Plant deep covering clumping rootstock below ground. Protect from wind and over winter. Grow under glass in loam-based compost in full or filtered sunlight.
Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Light: Full Sun
Aspect: South, West
Hardiness: Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)
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