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Musa Florida Variegata

Musa Florida Variegata


50cm - 60cm height / 10cm Pot


SKU: mus006
    • Musa Florida an extremely sought after banana, with striking variegation of white, pale green and dark green running through huge paddle shaped leaves.  Not the easiest to care for in the UK, especially through winter months, we would highly recommend a greenhouse or conservatory.

    • 50-60cm in height. 

    • 10cm pot.
    • The Musa Florida, commonly known as variegated banana plant, is a beautiful tropical plant that can be grown outdoors in the UK during the summer months. Here are some care instructions to help you keep your Musa Florida healthy:

    • Sunlight: Choose a location that receives full sun to partial shade. The plant thrives in bright light conditions, but direct afternoon sun in hot summer days can scorch the leaves. Morning sun is usually ideal.

    • Soil: The plant prefers well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. A mix of garden soil and compost or peat moss can work well. Avoid heavy clay soils that retain excessive moisture.

    • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water the plant deeply whenever the top inch of soil feels dry. In summer, when the plant is actively growing, it may require more frequent watering, while in winter, reduce watering to prevent waterlogging.

    • Fertilization: Feed your Musa Florida Variegata with a balanced slow-release fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer). Follow the package instructions for application rates. Additionally, you can use liquid fertilizer every two to three weeks for faster growth.

    • Winter protection: Musa Florida Variegata is not frost-hardy, so it requires winter protection in the UK. Bring your plant into a conservatory or greenhouse when the temperature starts to drop.

    • Remember, Musa Florida Variegata is not a hardy plant in the UK, and prolonged exposure to cold temperatures can damage or kill it. It's best to enjoy it outdoors during the warm months and provide proper winter protection to ensure its survival.

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