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Golden Lotus Banana in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Musella lasiocarpa syn. Ensete lasiocarpum, Musa lasiocarpa,

 

Golden Lotus Banana

Ensete is a genus which contains both bananas and plantains. Varieties have been developed to produce the edible fruit we know as bananas. Starchier varieties used for cooking are called plantains. Far more varieties are cultivated as architectural plants that may develop inedible fruits. Although they are tender plants, some species are hardy enough to leave outside over winter in temperate climates, especially in the milder regions which makes them worth experimenting with in the garden. Chinese Yellow Banana has huge, paddle-like, bright green leaves and mature specimens will produce long-lasting yellow, summer flowers. As the flower develops, the original plant will start to die, but it will produce off shoots and will continue to thrive.

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plant Features
  • Golden Lotus Banana likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Golden Lotus Banana likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

  • Golden Lotus Banana is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Golden Lotus Banana likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Golden Lotus Banana

Latin name

Musella lasiocarpa syn. Ensete lasiocarpum, Musa lasiocarpa,

type

Tender plant

family

Musaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Golden Lotus Banana likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Golden Lotus Banana is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Golden Lotus Banana likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Golden Lotus Banana likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Golden Lotus Banana is 0.75meters x 2.00meters 0.75 M 2.00 M

Musella lasiocarpa syn. Ensete lasiocarpum, Musa lasiocarpa,

Ensete is a genus which contains both bananas and plantains. Varieties have been developed to produce the edible fruit we know as bananas. Starchier varieties used for cooking are called plantains. Far more varieties are cultivated as architectural plants that may develop inedible fruits. Although they are tender plants, some species are hardy enough to leave outside over winter in temperate climates, especially in the milder regions which makes them worth experimenting with in the garden. Chinese Yellow Banana has huge, paddle-like, bright green leaves and mature specimens will produce long-lasting yellow, summer flowers. As the flower develops, the original plant will start to die, but it will produce off shoots and will continue to thrive.


Planting young plants

From Late Spring TO Late Spring

When planting young plants, choose a sheltered site, out of known frost pockets. Shelter from the wind is also essential to prevent leaves being shredded. Plant in late spring, in a well-drained soil, enriched with well rotted manure or organic compost. Once plants are established, water and feed generously to get the best foliage. Smaller banana species make ideal container plants, which can be placed outdoors for the summer and brought indoors over winter. Plant in a loam-based compost, such as John Innes No. 3 with extra grit and site them in full direct sunlight and keep well watered.

 
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