Lovely, small banana plants produce the most stunning, glowing, brilliant pink banana you will ever see. They are edible, but very seedy. Plants have large leaves that grow up to 24 inches long and add a wonderful tropical effect to your yard or patio. This species is relatively hardy, taking a few degrees of frost fairly well. Ripe fruit will start to split open when ready to eat. Showy and fun to grow! Can be hard to germinate, but is then easy to grow.
- 8-12 hours of Sun
- Sprouts in 1-4 months
- Ideal Temperature: 90 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Spacing: 4 feet
- Frost Hardy: No
- Musa velutina
Growing Tips: Germination can be difficult. Hot water treatment helps. Place seeds in a thermos with 110 F water for 36 hours. Plant into medium, keep soil temp at around 90 F. Care is very easy once seeds germinate.