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Musa Sikkimensis Bengal Tiger

Musa Sikkimensis Bengal Tiger


70cm Height / 17cm Pot

SKU: Mussik1406
  • Musa sikkimensis is a stunning and exotic banana plant that is perfect for adding a tropical touch to any UK outdoor garden or landscape. This plant boasts large, paddle-shaped leaves that can grow up to 6 feet long and 2 feet wide, creating a lush, jungle-like feel. The leaves are a striking green color with hints of burgundy on the underside

    70cm Height.

    17cm pot.

    • Musa sikkimensis, also known as the Bengal Tiger, is a hardy banana plant that can be grown outdoors in the UK. Here are some care instructions to keep your plant healthy:

    • Planting: Choose a spot in your garden that receives full sun to partial shade and has well-draining soil. Plant your Musa sikkimensis in the spring or early summer when the soil has warmed up.

    • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water deeply once or twice a week, depending on the weather and soil moisture levels. In dry weather, you may need to water more often.

    • Fertilizing: Musa sikkimensis is a heavy feeder and requires regular fertilization. Use a balanced fertilizer every 2-3 weeks during the growing season, following the manufacturer's instructions.

    • Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the plant to help retain moisture and suppress weeds. Avoid piling the mulch against the stem of the plant.

    • Winter protection: In colder areas, it's important to protect your Musa sikkimensis during the winter months. Cut back the foliage after the first frost and cover the base of the plant with a thick layer of mulch or straw. You can also wrap the stem with insulation or burlap.

    • Pruning: Prune off any dead or damaged leaves as needed to keep the plant looking tidy. You can also remove any side shoots that emerge from the base of the plant to encourage a single stem.

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