Common name: Golden lotus, Chinese dwarf banana
Height at maturity: 1.50 meter
Exposure: sunny, partial shade
Flowering: spring, summer
Flower color: yellow
Type of soil: garden soil + compost (50/50), peat and draining
Watering: in summer keep permanently moist, in winter very little
Use: pot, porch, greenhouse
Diseases and pests: red spider mites, scale insects
Toxicity: not determined
Storage of seeds: 12 months in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
Musella lasiocarpa is a rare plant that is grown for its beautiful golden yellow flowers. Blooming at the end of the trunk, they can last 9 months there.
The plant, a cousin of banana trees, produces similar green-grey foliage.
This plant will bloom in any climate, from cool tropical to temperate, where its underground rhizome will survive cold winters.
From an early age the rhyzome produces numerous shoots. Fast growing, it requires a lot of watering, fertilizer (in winter) and exposure to full sun.