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Pink Banana (Musa ornata)
Pink Banana (Musa ornata)
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This species has a pink inflorescence and can be grown well as a container plant because of its compact growth. Hibernate at a minimum of 5 degC.

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2 days

€ 3,00
Price per 5 seeds

 

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Common name:
Pink banana / Flowering banana

Origin:
Bangladesh

Minimum temperature:
5 degC

Description:
The pink banana or flowering banana remains relatively small (maximum 3 meters), and has beautiful pink bracts that surround the yellow flowers. The fruits are dark-pink and non-edible. Because of its compact growth the species can in temperate climates be grown as a container plant at a minimum of 5 degC.

Sowing description:
Sand the seeds with sanding paper and soak them in lukewarm water for 48 hours. Sow the seeds in sowing mix and keep the soil constantly moist by covering the soil with plastic foil or glass. Let the seeds germinate in a warm spot indoors (for example in the sun or near a heater). Germination can take a few weeks or months, and can still occur as long as the seeds are firm.

Sowing time:
Whole year

Level of difficulty:
Intermediate

 

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