Common name: Sikkim Banana, Darjeeling Banana
Height at maturity: 4 meters
Exposure: sunny, partial shade
Plant type: banana tree
Soil type: rich soil, peat
Watering: a lot in hot season
Use: in the garden, isolated, pot, veranda
Diseases and pests: red spider mites
Toxicity: Edible fruit but difficult to eat because many seeds are present
Storage of seeds: 4 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
This banana tree, with its rapid growth and seeds that germinate easily, can be planted in cold regions. It resists frost but this only concerns its rhizomes which will produce a new plant in the spring.
At 5°C its growth is stopped, at -2°C the leaves perish and when the frost is persistent the stem also disappears. In the spring, growth resumes and new shoots appear.
If you want this banana tree to reach a good height, it is imperative to protect it in winter.