Red Tiger Banana Musa Sikkimensis Houseplant Seeds
Red Tiger Banana Musa Sikkimensis Houseplant Seeds
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Red Tiger Banana Musa Sikkimensis Houseplant Seeds

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10 Musa seeds. Musa sikkimensis 'Red Tiger', known as the Darjeeling banana is a truly fabulous hardy banana plant from the foothills of the Himalayas. Musa sikkimensis is a highly ornamental Musa with moroon-red foliage markings, maroon-red mid-rib and a pale metallic red on the undersides of the leaf.

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Growing Instructions

Before sowing your seeds soak for 24 hours in warm water. Then using a seed tray, fill with a good quality seed compost such as John Innes ‘Seed and Potting’. Using a dibber sow the Musa Sikkimensis seed ¼in deep, then backfill the hole with a little more compost. Water thoroughly, but allow the excess water to drain away before placing the tray in a heated propagator or sealing inside a clear polythene bag and placing in a warm bright area. If using a heated propagator set the temperature of around 28 degrees Celsius. Be aware that the germination of Musa Sikkimensis can be slow and erratic taking between 1-6 months to germinate.

Keep the compost moist but not waterlogged and once germinated improve ventilation as fungal infections can take hold on both the foliage and the root system.

Once the root system has established the seedlings can be potted on into 9cm pots and allowed to grow on in a warm, frost free position. Water well during the growing season and feed with a liquid soluble fertiliser every couple of weeks.