Common name: Banana tree thomsonii
Height at maturity: 4 meters
Hardiness: -8°C or more with winter protection
Exposure: sunny, partial shade
Plant type: banana tree
Vegetation: deciduous perennial
Flowering: summer to mid-autumn
Flower color: white
Soil type: peat plus garden soil (50/50)
Watering: keep the substrate slightly cool
Use: in the garden, isolated, pot, indoor, greenhouse
Diseases and pests: red spider mites, scale insects
Toxicity: edible fruit
Storage of seeds: 18 months in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
Banana tree with very beautiful foliage, dark green above and reddish below. It gives edible fruits and presents a white bloom. It is ideal for indoor cultivation in pots.
In the ground it can reach a height of more than 4 meters in its area of origin. It is possible to plant it in colder regions but it must be sheltered from cold winds, it is imperative to protect it in winter with a mulch on the ground and a protective veil in winter. The soil must imperatively be very draining for the winter period.
In indoor cultivation, a contribution of fertilizer is recommended.