bananas

Banana Plants

Banana Plants

(Shipping May to Sept 2018)

Tropical Banana Plants by mail order - probably my favourite Exotic for a stunning effect, many easy to grow from seed but there is a much wider availability from plant propagation.
 
Apart from Seeds and some Greenhouse Products, we sometimes also sell a range of tropical plants. We only supply these from late May to September and specialise in Banana Plants, Brugmansia, Gingers and some Conservatory Plants. Please Note: We do not grow huge volumes of plants and we may run out of availability by mid season.

All plants are shipped by courier services and because this is seasonal we CANNOT TAKE MIXED ORDERS of Seeds or Products along with Plant orders.  Please place any Plants as a separate order of Plants only. Any mixed orders with other products will not be accepted. Plant orders are only accepted for UK delivery addresses and surcharge areas may require additional shipping charges.

Ensete glaucum

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Ensete glaucum Snow Banana 1 litre plants
A different version of the Abyssinian Banana not so well known, sometimes called Musa nepalensis or Ensete giganteum, or Ensete wilsonii. It grows in China up to 2600-8800ft, Nepal, India, Burma, and Thailand.  It has a thick, waxy and blue, solitary trunk with huge bluish leaves up to 10ft/3m long. An extremely fast growing banana given heat, but after trials best in a warm sheltered position if planted outside for the summer.

Ensete montbeliardii

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Ensete montbeliardii 3 litre plants 

 


A recent re-introduction into the UK by the late David Constantine this Ensete montbeliardii was originally documented in 1930 but fell out of cultivation. An upright, elegant Ensete with thicker leaves that are a bit greener without the same wonderful deep red colouring as maurelii on the front but a stunning purple reverse. A very tall plant once it gets going with a red midrib to the very long thin leaves, the attractive red strip also continues down the stems. This is a rare collectors item and a must have for any exotic planting. Second year plants after over wintering in a warm frost free greenhouse and given good conditions will reach 10ft to 14ft.

Musa cavendishii Super Dwarf

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Limited Availability!

Musa cavendishii Super Dwarf is an edible fruiting banana in 3 litre pots (Fruits at 1 Metre Tall given plenty of heat and patience)

Not surprisingly Musa Cavendishi Super Dwarf proved really popular with our customers every year. The chance to grow a real small fruiting banana in your conservatory or greenhouse which fruits at about 1 metre tall is not to be missed. You will need a minimum winter night and day time temperature though of 18c to eventually get fruit!

Musa griersonii Daj Giant

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Giant Himalayan Banana 1 litre plants җ җ

Musa griersonii Daj Giant is a recent introduction taller, more robust and faster growing than sikkimensis and in our experience slightly hardier and a magnificent plant. The new leaves have a red flush to the reverse adding to the attraction. Picture is of some plants outside in the summer in our front garden.

Musa sikkimensis

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Musa sikkimensis hardy Himalayan Banana 1 litre plants  җ җ 

Musa sikkimensis originates from 6,000ft in the Himalayas, and is significantly larger than Basjoo. Already it is proving to be more suitable than Basjoo in our tricky summer climate, more resilient to winds and continues to grow in cool weather when Basjoo almost stops. Trials over the last few years prove that it over winters outdoors successful given the same treatment. Extremely attractive with some plants displaying young leaves either mottled maroon or with a maroon reverse.

Musa sikkimensis

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Musa sikkimensis hardy Himalayan Banana 3 litre plants  җ җ  

Musa sikkimensis originates from 6,000ft in the Himalayas, and is significantly larger than Basjoo. Already it is proving to be more suitable than Basjoo in our tricky summer climate, more resilient to winds and continues to grow in cool weather when Basjoo almost stops. Trials over the last few years prove that it over winters outdoors successful given the same treatment. Extremely attractive with some plants displaying young leaves either mottled maroon or with a maroon reverse.

Musa sikkimensis

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Strong Red Clone - limited quantity

Musa sikkimensis hardy Himalayan Banana 3 litre plants  җ җ  

We have been growing Sikkimensis from seed for a number of years and we have kept some of the best foliage colour plants for our own garden. We have a few plants propagated from suckers from these that might be of interest for anyone looking for strong red markings. Depending on the leaf on these young plants they can be tinted anywhere between 25% to 50% red but be aware the colour marking declines as the plant gets larger.