Abysinian Banana, Abyssinian banana, Ethiopian Banana
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One of the showiest plants for the summer garden, if fed & watered regularly this banana grows at the rate of knots during the summer getting to 4m high. It makes a spectacular specimen plant for an exotic-style garden but fruit is rarely produced. It's best grown in a large pot so that it can be moved under glass as it is frost tender and kept shaded from hot sun throughout the year.
Generally not harvested.
Soak a couple of days and then plant ensuring the pot & soil are clean. The seed should be buried lightly. Some may germinate in as little as a week or they may take a lot longer.
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
This plant is grown as for it's architectural structure in tropical greenhouses/conservatories.
Generally disease free but can suffer from Mealy bugs