Musa basjoo (Japanese hardy banana) has stunning tropical foliage - large bright green leaves arching up from a main stem. An excellent foliage plant to bring a tropical atmosphere to any garden. On mature plants, inedible (believe me I've tried) bananas form. The Musa basjoo is known as the 'hardy banana' but this only applies to the bulb of the plant. The main stem and leaves will usually die back in winter if left unprotected and re-shoot in the following spring. Alternatively pot up Musa basjoo prior to the first frosts and over-winter them indoors as an indoor plant.
As with most herbaceous tropical plants the Musa basjoo loves to be spoilt with water and nutrients, keep these tropical plants well-watered and feed plenty. In simple terms the more water and food - the bigger Musa basjoo will get.
Look to use Musa basjoo in fairly sheltered spots, planted amongst other tropical foliage plants such as the Colocasia esculenta, Alocasia, and Hedychium coronarium. Amongst these to keep all year round interest, use some evergreen tropical-effect plants such as the Windmill Palm (Trachycarpus fortuneii) and Fatsia japonica.
Musa basjoo is also known as Japanese Hardy Banana.
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Arrived today well packaged and in lovely condition, better than my other Basjoo I bought elsewhere. Thanks
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