How do I care for my Ornamental Banana?
Even though this Ornamental Banana is the most winter hardy variety, it is recommended that it is placed inside during the winter. Therefore it is best to put it into a pot, or to dig it out/insulate it in the winter. You should give it lots of extra water in the summer. It is best to keep it dryer in cold periods. Regularly give the Musa Basjoo extra organic fertilizer between April and June.
Can I prune this plant?
Trimming back the old leaves is recommended, but further pruning is not needed. The old shoots will die off naturally.
To 3 metres (leaves to 150 cm)
Evergreen or deciduous:
Evergreen when protected
Remove old leaves
Apply organic fertilizer between April and June
Stony purple flower
June – August