Banana, Truly Tiny (1 Plant) Ships prompt

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We believe this to be one of the smallest edible banana varieties. “Truly tiny” plants mature at just 2-4 feet tall, making them ideal for greenhouse culture or containers, which is how it should be grown in most of the country. Leaves are very ornamental, with purple-red splashes. Yield a small dessert-type banana. This crop is easy to grow in the south, and produces fruit rather quickly for such a large plant. You can grow these as far north as zone 8 with protection or in heated greenhouses of sun-rooms farther north. We love growing bananas in our Missouri greenhouse and get a crop in under a year. Please consider these terms before ordering live plants: Most plants will be 7”-12” in height. Please make sure you are ready for your order in your zone as these young, tender plants generally have no resistance to cold. 


Plant Care Instructions: 

Unless in frost free south or west, grow in pots to bring indoors for the cold months. Plant in gallon-sized pot (with drainage holes), filled with very light, well-drained potting mix. Thrives between 67 (nighttime low) and 80 degrees (daytime high) but can tolerate temps outside this range. Keep plants well watered. Fertilize with 5-5-5 or 10-10-10 once a month. Transplant into larger pots as necessary. Do not remove dead or dying leaves. WARNING: PLANTS ARE VERY YOUNG AND TENDER. DO NOT PUT OUTSIDE UNTIL ALL DANGER OF FROST HAS PASSED.

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