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Musa ochracea

Banana

A tropical banana discovered in the late 1950’s, Native to Tropical Asia. Green to yellow green narrow trunks grow about 8-10 feet (3m) if grown as a specimen plant outdoors. Long, slender green leaves are graced by intense yellow – brown flower bracts followed by seeded fruit. Ochracea, is a Latin word meaning “ochracaceous” (ochre-colored) which indicates the flowers colour.

Max Height 3m. Max Spread 1m.

Flowers July. Fruits October.

Full sun to part shade.

Rich soil.

Tender. Protect in winter.

Germination Tips:

Soak in a mild acid (orange juice) for 24 hrs.
Rinse and soak for 24 hrs in warm water.
Place inside a plastic bag/container with compost.
Grow in a heated propagator with 16 hrs of heat (25C+) followed by 8 hrs of cooler temps (approx 15C).

Additional information

Weight 0.01 kg
Dimensions 5 × 6 × 1 cm

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