Musa Acuminata 'Tropicana'.
The Musa Acuminata 'Tropicana also known as the Dwarf Cavendish Banana is compact and fairly symetrical in appearance with an ultimate height of between 1-2m tall. Mostly grown for its foliage it has large exotic paddle shaped leaves, mid green in colour which create an instant impact. Young plants have a maroon-purple patternation on their leaves which often disappears as the leaf matures. In the right conditions and when the plant is mature enough it can make small bananas which are edible. Suckers freely. Easy to grow, just water and feed generously during the growing season. Frost tender it makes a great ornamental plant for containers in conservatories and bright rooms bringing a piece of tropical inside.
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MUSA ACUMINATA 'TROPICANA'. (Dwarf Cavendish)
Latin Name: Musa Acuminata'Tropicana'
Common Name: Super Dwarf Cavendish Banana.
Origin: South East Asia.
Hardiness: Frost tender.
Growth: Ultimate height of 1-2m tall. Exotic paddle-shaped leaves, mid green in colour, maroon blotches when young. Small edible bananas if conditions are right. Easy to grow.
Sun: Full sun/partial shade.
Exposure: Bright sunny spot. Avoid draughts.
Soil: Well drained soil.
Moisture: Water well in growing season.
Feed: Feed fortnightly in the growing season with high nitrogen feed.
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