Musa Sikkimensis ‘Bengal Tiger’
Supplied in a 1 litre pot
An alternative to Musa basjoo, proving to be nearly as root hardy and arguably more attractive. This fantastic banana will grow to 3 to 4 meters with careful cultivation. Its mid- green leaves are marked with stripes of maroon, with a maroon midrib and relish undersides to the leaves.
Musa sikkimensis originates in the Himalayan foothills of the North east Indian regions including Darjeeling, Assam, Sikkim and Manipur.
Plant in very well drained, moist, rich soil, in full sun to part shade. Protect in winter either by lifting and storing in a frost free green house or wrapping in the same way Musa basjoo are treated.
Full Sun/ part shade.
Well drained soil
RHS hardiness rating H4
Plants are supplied in a 1 litre pot, with their compost and are similar to the plants seen in pictures 5 and 6. Pictures one to four shows a planted specimen and is not the plant for sale.
Important note on cutting back of foliage, please read:
We do cut back some foliage on all our banana plants periodically throughout the season. This does not effect the plants health in any way. We do this to stimulate new growth , to keep plants compact for shipping and to remove any damaged leaves. If you have any questions about this process please get in touch .