House Plant

Banana Tree (aka Musa Tropicana)

  • Location:

    I am originally from the tropics of Australia and South East Asia
  • Looks:

    I have delicate sheet-like leaves, with wavy edges and often black ornamental markings down the middle
  • Height:

    I am a fast grower and can grow to 2m tall
  • Environment:

    I like a sunny spot, with a bit of direct sunlight, I need protecting from the cold
  • Flowers:

    If you grow me in the UK, you are unlikely to get any flowers but it is not impossible
  • Grooming:

    I need little grooming, just be careful of my leaves which are super delicate and can tear easily
  • Life Span:

    I can last a really long time, if looked after properly. Plant me up each year into a bigger pot to see me grow
  • Feeding:

    I like a lot of water but don't ever leave me sitting it it as this will turn me brown
  • Fact:

    If you can help me to grow up to 2m then maybe in 3 or 4 years you might get a banana
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