Musa zebrina 10 seeds

2,95

Musa zebrina 10 seeds

2,95

Hardy to USDA Zones 9-11. For St. Louis, this may be an interesting ornamental plant with tropical flair, but it is not expected to produce fruit and will require significant maintenance. In St. Louis, plants will not survive the winter outdoors, but can be grown directly in the ground (if dug in the fall), in greenhouses, in containers or as houseplants. Best grown in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Plants tolerate and often appreciate some shade or slightly filtered sun in the heat of the day. Best growth occurs with constantly moist soils that do not dry out. Fertilize plants regularly during the growing season. Site installations in areas protected from strong winds that can seriously damage the large leaves. For containers, use a well-drained potting soil mix. Keep the container bottom constantly moist, but not wet. Garden plants should hibernate indoors, either as houseplants or by forcing plants into dormancy. Options for wintering are: (1) Bring container in the fall before the first frost and place in a large sunny room for wintering as a houseplant, with less watering and fertilizing; (2) If plant is too large to bring indoors as a houseplant, cut greens back to 6-8″ in the fall after the first frost, and store pack on a cool, dark, frost-free corner of the basement until spring, requiring only a touch of moisture as needed in winter to prevent the soil from drying out altogether, (3) If the packaging is too heavy or too large to bring in, remove plant from container in the fall before the first frost, wrap roots in plastic and store on a cool, dark, frost-free corner of the basement until spring. When using this option, foliage can be trimmed back or left on the plant and allowed to brown in the normal corridor; (4) If growing plants directly in the ground, dig, wrap roots, prune back the leaves and store as in option #3 above.

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Description

Hardy to USDA Zones 9-11. For St. Louis, this may be an interesting ornamental plant with tropical flair, but it is not expected to produce fruit and will require significant maintenance. In St. Louis, plants will not survive the winter outdoors, but can be grown directly in the ground (if dug in the fall), in greenhouses, in containers or as houseplants. Best grown in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Plants tolerate and often appreciate some shade or slightly filtered sun in the heat of the day. Best growth occurs with constantly moist soils that do not dry out. Fertilize plants regularly during the growing season. Site installations in areas protected from strong winds that can seriously damage the large leaves. For containers, use a well-drained potting soil mix. Keep the container bottom constantly moist, but not wet. Garden plants should hibernate indoors, either as houseplants or by forcing plants into dormancy. Options for wintering are: (1) Bring container in the fall before the first frost and place in a large sunny room for wintering as a houseplant, with less watering and fertilizing; (2) If plant is too large to bring indoors as a houseplant, cut greens back to 6-8″ in the fall after the first frost, and store pack on a cool, dark, frost-free corner of the basement until spring, requiring only a touch of moisture as needed in winter to prevent the soil from drying out altogether, (3) If the packaging is too heavy or too large to bring in, remove plant from container in the fall before the first frost, wrap roots in plastic and store on a cool, dark, frost-free corner of the basement until spring. When using this option, foliage can be trimmed back or left on the plant and allowed to brown in the normal corridor; (4) If growing plants directly in the ground, dig, wrap roots, prune back the leaves and store as in option #3 above.

Additional information

Weight 0,0100 kg
USDA zone

Zone 10: -1.1 to + 4.4 degrees

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