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Musa sikkimensis (Hooker's hardy banana)

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2 hours care
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4m
Max height
3m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Musa sikkimensis

Other names

Musa hookeri, Musa sapientum subsp. seminifera , Darjeeling banana, Hooker's hardy banana

Genus

Musa Musa

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

Habit

Upright

Flower

Brown, Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green, Red in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Mealybugs Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Mealybugs

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

No pruning required. Remove spent foliage and cut back in autumn if desired.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

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

Exposure

Sheltered

Hardiness

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Musa sikkimensis

Other names

Musa hookeri, Musa sapientum subsp. seminifera , Darjeeling banana, Hooker's hardy banana

Genus

Musa Musa

Species

M. sikkimensis - M. sikkimensis is an upright single-stemed perennial with large, yellow-green, thick leaves that may have redish markings.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Upright


Colour

Flower

Brown, Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green, Red in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Mealybugs

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

No pruning required. Remove spent foliage and cut back in autumn if desired.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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

Exposure

Sheltered

Hardiness

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

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