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Musa balbisiana

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 67846

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.
Foliage: 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, 


Musa balbisiana 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
509:  Musaceae
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.


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Germination guide for Musa balbisiana

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis 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.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Musa balbisiana seeds will usually germinate in 7-180 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Sow Musa balbisiana seeds about 12mm deep in a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 25°C.

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)


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