Banana Tree (Musa)
- ⇒ Fruits are seasonal.
- ⇒ The picture shown is for reference only.
Overall Height APPROXIMATELY 150-160cm
The tree comes with a random rustic Clay Pot APPROXIMATELY 50cm(Ø) x36cm(H)
- Musa is one of two or three genera in the family Musaceae; it includes bananas and plantains.
- Around 70 species of Musa are known, with a broad variety of uses.
- Though they grow as high as trees, banana and plantain plants are not woody and their apparent "stem" is made up of the bases of the huge leaf stalks.
- Bananas will grow in most soils, but to thrive, they should be planted in rich, well-drained soil.
- The best possible location would be above an abandoned compost heap.
- They prefer an acid soil with a pH between 5.5 and 6.5.
- The banana is not tolerant of salty soils.
- A banana plant's rapid growth rate makes it a heavy feeder.
- Young plants may need as much as ¼ to ½ pound of fertilizer per month.
- A balanced fertilizer of 8-10-8 (NPK) is recommended.
- Banana plants need plenty of bright light.
- Recommends a south-facing window and a minimum of 4-6 hours of full sunlight per day.
- Bananas need regular watering to sustain the large tropical leaves and produce sweet tasty fruit.
- You should expect to water slowly and deeply every 2 or 3 days during the warmer months.
- A test when to water is when the top 1/2-1 inch of soil is dry.