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Musa Florida Variegata

Musa Florida Variegata


50cm - 60cm height / 10cm Pot


SKU: mus007
    • 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.
    • Musa Florida Variegata, also known as Variegated Banana or Variegated Ornamental Banana, is a tropical plant prized for its stunning variegated leaves. To keep your Musa Florida Variegata healthy and thriving, here are some care instructions to follow:

    • Lighting: Musa Florida Variegata prefers bright, indirect light. Place it near a window where it receives partial sunlight or dappled shade throughout the day. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.

    • Temperature: This plant thrives in warm temperatures between 68°F and 86°F (20°C to 30°C). Avoid exposing it to drafts or cold temperatures below 55°F (13°C).

    • Humidity: Musa Florida Variegata enjoys high humidity levels. Mist the leaves regularly with water to increase humidity, especially if the air in your home is dry. Placing a humidifier nearby can also help maintain the ideal humidity level.

    • Watering: Keep the soil evenly moist, but not waterlogged. Water the plant when the top inch (2.5 cm) of the soil feels dry. Ensure that the pot has good drainage to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot. During winter or cooler months, reduce watering frequency.

    • Fertilization: Feed your Musa Florida Variegata with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer). Follow the instructions on the fertilizer package for the recommended dosage and frequency.

    • Pruning: Remove any yellow or damaged leaves regularly to maintain the plant's appearance and health. If the plant becomes too large or unwieldy, you can prune the leaves to maintain its size and shape.

    • Potting and soil: Use well-draining soil with a mix of peat moss, perlite, and compost. Repot the plant when it outgrows its current container, preferably in spring. Ensure the new pot has drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.

    • Pest control: Keep an eye out for common houseplant pests such as spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. If you notice any infestation, treat it promptly with an appropriate organic or chemical pesticide, following the instructions carefully.

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