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B and T World Seeds' reference number:
The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Musa balbisiana is cold hardy
USDA Zone:10 30° to 40°F (-1° to +4.5°C)
Flower or inflorescence:
bracts PURPLE, RED in, very large inflor.
to 3m. long, glauc. ben....fast growing
|Height, in meters: 7
Height, in feet: 23.10
|Musa balbisiana seeds may be subject to seasonal availability
Common names for Musa balbisiana:
|Japanese Fibre Banana, Plantain,|
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
|6||: Bulbous and Rhizomatous Plant Seed List|
|30||: Exotic and Other Fruit and Nut Tree and Shrub List|
|31||: House and Container Plant Seed List|
|38||: Indian Native and Introduced Plants|
|41||: Malaysian Native and Introduced Plants|
|43||: Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List|
|51||: Chinese Native and Introduced Plants|
|67||: Philippine Native and Introduced Plants|
|190||: Trees and Shrubs For Mediterranean Climates|
|191||: Tropical Shrubs and Trees|
|720||: Fire Resistant Plants|
|Different classes of resistance: some grow back, some don't burn, a few have highly inflammable leaves that leave the rest of the plant intact, some trees don't have lower branches.|
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds.
Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like
require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.|
Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet,
the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Musa balbisiana seeds will usually germinate in 7-180 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Soak Musa balbisiana seeds in warm water for a day and a night, sow just below the surface of a sandy - peaty mix, keep at about 25°C, dark and moist (not damp)