Also known as
African Wild Banana
20 years to reach maturity
Generally not harvested.
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Wild Banana Overview
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.
Common problems with Wild Banana
Generally disease free but can suffer from Mealy bugs
How to propagate Wild Banana
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.
Division year-round, by offsets in summer, by seed.
Suckers after flowering.
Special features of Wild Banana
Other uses of Wild Banana
This plant is grown as for it's architectural structure in tropical greenhouses/conservatories.