Common name: Yunnan banana tree, Wild Forest Banana
Height at maturity: 3 meters
Hardiness: -8°C or more with winter protection
Exposure: partial shade
Plant type: banana tree
Vegetation: deciduous perennial
Flower color: purplish
Type of soil: rich and draining
Watering: keep the substrate slightly cool
Use: in the garden, in beds, isolated, cold or warm greenhouse, indoors, pot
Diseases and pests: red spider mites, scale insects
Storage of seeds: 18 months in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
Large banana tree native to China which produces a very large trunk at the top of which appear large and wide light green leaves.
The Yunnan banana tree offers very rapid growth. It thrives in rich, well-draining soil. It requires a partial shade exposure because its leaves deteriorate if exposed to full sun. Once in place, it can withstand temperatures of -8°C in the ground.
The best compromise is to grow it in a pot in order to be able to provide it with the substrate it requires and bring it indoors for cooler periods.
In indoor cultivation, a contribution of fertilizer is recommended.