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Musa sikkimensis Red Tiger - Red Darjeeling Banana - 10 Fresh Seeds
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Musa sikkimensis Red Tiger - Red Darjeeling Banana - 10 Fresh Seeds


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Musa sikkimensis 'Red Tiger' - Red Darjeeling Banana

This listing is for 10 seeds.

Musa sikkimensis 'Red Tiger' comes from the monsoon forests of Eastern India, high up in the mountains. It grows to 4 metres tall with a similar spread and this particular cultivar is prized for its purple/red striped leaves. In the summer it produces yellow flowers. It is one of the rarer cultivars and commands a high price in nurseries. It is one of the hardiest of all the bananas, rivalling Musa basjoo for cold tolerance.

It grows away quickly from seed and it prefers a bright location, in order to show the colour in the leaves to their full extent. It suckers freely and once established it will form an attractive clump, even where pot grown.

It will flower and fruit under ideal conditions and the fruit is inedible. It can be used as a stunning houseplant, needing a reasonably well lit location in order to maintain the leaf colour.

It is hardy to several degrees of frost, but the crown of leaves will need some protection in order to stop them from becoming marked by the frost.

Full growing instructions can be found in my shop, the link to this on my Me page.

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