Musa sikkimensis ‘red tiger’ – red tiger Banana
A populair frost hardy spieces from the Northeast Himalayas in India. This spieces in sense of the Musa basjoo is very strong in the winter. Gilian Plants grown this plants from seeds. This spieces produce a lot of suckers rondom the stem. The leaves are robust and large with dark red purple marked stripes. Some of our plants have beauftifull red marks below the leave. The pseudostem can reach a size of 5 meters and a diameter 45cm (!). The Musa sikkimensis red tiger is one or the best looking banana tree plants for your tropical garden. The fruits tasting sweet and full with seeds. Gilian Plants protect the Musa sikkimensis by frost minus -5 with mulch and with old leaves rondom the stem. The best way is to cut the main stem back till 1 meter.
We are expert in germinating special rare Musa and Ensete seeds. Gilian Plants does everything by them self so they can provide you the real deal. Every year has Gilian Plants new spieces in some bulk wholesale quantities.
all bananas without protection are not frost hardy
- Plant location: shadow / half shadow
- Plant care: easy
- Watering: much water
- Cold hardy: yes with protection mulch rondom the stem
- Land of orgin: Himalayas, India