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Musa Sikkimensis 'Red Tiger' (Banana)

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Musa sikkimensis 'Red Tiger' (banana)

Musa Sikkimensis 'Red Tiger' (Banana)


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Position: full sun to partial shade
Soil: fertile, moist but well-drained soil
Rate of growth:fast
Flowering period: July to September
Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection)
From the monsoonal mountain forests in extreme Eastern India, this colourful variegated, variety of banana is as cold-tolerant as the regular Musa sikkimensis. When they are mature, its huge, paddle-like leaves are streaked with dark purple zebra stripes on the upper surface and a reddish purple below. In summer, mature plants bear long-lasting, yellow flowers. Garden care: Though the root is fairly hardy the foliage does need to be protected with a mulch of fleece and straw in autumn.

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