Big Leaves for Exotic Effect
The Bananas - probably our favourite Exotic for a stunning effect, and relatively easy to grow from seed (if you know how to break the natural seed dormancy), with plants to 4’ in the first year if sown early! They have few rivals for subtropical effect with huge leaves gently waving in a soft breeze. A number of the Musa species are at least root hardy in the UK, and if the pseudostem is protected can achieve great heights in 2 or 3 years Others such as the Ensete can only be grown outdoors during the summer months and must be kept frost free and dry during the winter months. Don’t forget to follow the special germination instructions on all of our Musa and Ensete seed packets.