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Musa Basjoo

Musa Basjoo

£19.99Price

55cm - 60cm height / 17cm Pot

SKU: mus010
    • Introducing the Musa basjoo, the perfect addition to your garden or outdoor space. This stunning plant, also known as the Japanese Banana Tree, brings a touch of tropical elegance to any landscape, while thriving in the United Kingdom's climate.

      The Musa basjoo is a hardy, cold-tolerant banana variety that can withstand the cooler temperatures typically experienced in the UK. Its lush, broad leaves create a dramatic presence and give your garden a tropical vibe reminiscent of exotic destinations. With its tall stature, reaching heights of up to 10 feet (3 meters) or more, this plant becomes a focal point and adds a sense of grandeur to your outdoor environment.

    • 55-60cm in height. 
    • 17cm pot.
    • Musa basjoo, commonly known as the Japanese banana tree, is a popular choice for outdoor gardening in the UK due to its ability to withstand colder climates. To ensure the health and longevity of your Musa basjoo, here are some care instructions:

    • Planting: Choose a location that receives full to partial sun exposure. Musa basjoo prefers well-draining soil with organic matter. Amend heavy clay or sandy soils with compost to improve drainage and fertility.

    • Watering: Provide regular watering to keep the soil evenly moist, especially during dry periods. Musa basjoo requires ample moisture but avoid waterlogging the roots. Consider using mulch around the base of the plant to retain moisture and reduce weed growth.

    • Fertilization: Apply a balanced slow-release fertilizer in spring, following the manufacturer's instructions. Additionally, you can supplement with a liquid fertilizer during the growing season to promote healthy growth. Avoid excessive nitrogen fertilization, as it can lead to lush foliage but reduced fruiting.

    • Winter protection: Although Musa basjoo is known for its cold hardiness, it benefits from winter protection in the UK. Before the first frost, cut back the plant and mulch around the base with a thick layer of organic material such as straw or leaves. You can also wrap the stem with horticultural fleece or burlap to protect it from freezing temperatures.

    • Propagation: Musa basjoo can be propagated through division or by collecting and sowing its seeds. Division is typically done in early spring when the plant is emerging from dormancy. Seeds can be collected from mature fruit and sown in a well-draining potting mix.

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