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Musa sikkimensis

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The trunk and leaves of this tall, hardy banana tree are tinged with red, and the flowers, pink. -10 to -12°C. Available in 3-litre pots (parcel OK) and 15-litre pots (CARRIER).

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20,00 € tax incl.

  • 3-4 litres
  • 15 litres

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Synonyms, common name of Musa sikkimensis

Musa hookeri, Darjeeling banana, Sikkim banana

Origin of Musa sikkimensis

The mountainous forests of the Himalayas, in the north-east of India.

Hardiness of Musa sikkimensis

It grows at an altitude of 2000 meters and is as hardy as Musa basjoo: -10 to -12°C, and it can grow again from the stump down to -18°C.

Description of Musa sikkimensis

Still very unusual, this large, recently grown banana tree has a massive pseudo-trunk tinged with red, which can reach 4 to 6 meters in height, with a diameter of over 40 cm.

The exotic-looking leaves are really magnificent, with their burgundy under side, while the upper side is green with burgundy stripes. The bracts of the inflorescences are pink, and not yellow like the basjoo, and the fruit is edible.

How to grow Musa sikkimensis

Like all banana trees, it grows very quickly in full sun, in rich, light, humiferous soil, with abundant watering in summer.

The banana leaves freeze in winter, but new leaves grow back from the stump in spring, and new shoots grow around the main stem. Fruit production occurs in the third year if the pseudo-trunk has not frozen. The stem that has borne the fruit dies, but the survival of the banana tree is ensured by the offshoots (avoid moving them in the first year).

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Leaves:deciduous
Flowers:yes
Edible:yes
Fragrant:no
Cold-hardiness (take the lowest T° indicated)- 5°C (23°F)
Cold-hardiness (take the lowest T° indicated)-10°C (14°F)
Exposure:full sun

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08/31/2015

aymeric

très satisfait de mes deux sikKinensis, il font tous les deux de nombreuses feuilles et l'un deux a déjà fait deux rejets au bout de 1 mois .

  • 15 out of 15 people found this review useful.
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08/31/2015

sikkimensis

très satisfait de mes deux sikkimensis , ils font de nombreuses feuilles et l'un des deux a déjà fait deux rejets au bout de 1 mois.

  • 3 out of 4 people found this review useful.

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Musa sikkimensis

Musa sikkimensis

The trunk and leaves of this tall, hardy banana tree are tinged with red, and the flowers, pink. -10 to -12°C. Available in 3-litre pots (parcel OK) and 15-litre pots (CARRIER).

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