A magnificent plant with stunning variegation. This rare Hawaiian variety is entirely striped with colors of creamy white and green including the main stem and the skin of the fruit. Growing to heights of 18 to 20 feet with a large canopy the enormous leaves sport a beautiful pink hued stripe on the under leaf midrib. Fruit is 6 to 8 inches in length is unseeded and very sweet. Bananas are easy to grow plants with lush foliage and an unmistakably tropical appearance. Highly versatile in the landscape and in the kitchen, bananas come in a large variety of colors and sizes allowing you to select the plant that is right for your location. In addition to creating the ultimate tropical garden appearance, bananas can contribute to your culinary adventures. The entire plant can be utilized for a variety of recipes. The obvious is the ripe yellow fruit, but did you know that unripe green fruit can be baked as a vegetable with cinnamon and sugar or fried as chips, the flower is often enjoyed steamed or battered and deep fried and leaves are excellent for wrapping and roasting meats, rice and vegetables instead of using foil or parchment.
At any time you can get a fresh start. Bananas are clump forming plants often producing 3-5 off-sets per year. If your stand has suffered wind damage or you simply want to clean it up, this can easily be done with a large sharp kitchen knife and without the need for garden tools. If your stand is getting too large or you simply want to get a fresh start, simply cut all stalks off at ground level, the plant will then regenerate with new offsets.BANANA PLANT CAREBanana plants are easy to grow, tropical flowering plants that produce multiple hands of delicious fruit. Bananas will happily grow, flower and fruit in a pot or in-ground. They add the ultimate tropical accent to any outdoor space, garden or patio. In cooler zones a containerized banana plant can be relocated indoors for the winter months.
Grow your own fruit indoors with this Dwarf Musa Banana Plant. It doesn’t require a lot of room or maintenance. This dwarf banana plant can be grown inside the home, on the porch or in the close confines of a patio. It has a very symmetrical and compact appearance that is appealing in any room with sun and partial shade. This live plant can be transplanted into your favorite plant holders to add a unique look. It can produce fruit inside or out in a 4″ clay pot, so you can enjoy a treat right off the tree in your kitchen.
This Dwarf Musa Banana Plant has been used as ground cover around the base of palms, which provide strong vertical elements. It is easy to grow in containers down to 8″ in diameter, and because of its size, it is a very versatile banana plant. It is hardy in zone eight and higher and has an attractive, mahogany-colored trunk.It is a year-round beauty that is sure to add color and interest to any room in your home or office. Kids are sure to enjoy pulling edible fruit off of it and having a snack anytime. It makes a wonderful addition to daycares and classrooms as well.
Features of Variegated Banana Plant
Size allows for growing inside the home
Dwarf banana plant thrives in sun with partial shade and grows year-round
Can produce fruit inside or out
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