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Strophanthus preussii - Poison Arrow Vine, Medusa-Flower

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Large shrub 5-10 ftVine or creeperSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersFragrantDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Origin: Tropical West Africa. A curious flower! Wild and unusual floral display arrives from late spring to fall on this shrubby vine. Clusters of cream-colored flowers bedecked with long, curly streamers and a rust-tinted throat. Occurring off-and-on throughout the year, flowering is heaviest in spring and summer. The faintly fragrant flowers are short trumpets with five curled petals that are very light pink (aging to creamy light yellow) with a reddish brown base. The tips of the petals become narrowed and elongated, forming a twisting, sticky string that dangles down from the flower and touches lower leaves. During winter might drop leaves.
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Grown in 6"/1 gal pot

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Piper betle - Betel leaf, 3 gal pot

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Vine or creeperFull sunShadeSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliageEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Spice or herbEdible

Betel leaf - very popular Indian spice with medicinal properties.
These plants look dormant in winter. They start growing vigorously during warm season.

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Grown in 10"/3 gal pot, very large plant on trellis

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Iochroma coccinea - Burgundy Bells

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Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsPoisonous or toxic

Red belles, Burgundy Bells. An upright, medium to tall shrub with heads of burgundy flowers. Blooms summer to autumn over a long period. More flowers during cooler period. These species and hybrids are more tolerant to heat. This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and is suitable for growing indoors.
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Grown in 6"/1 gal pot

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Psidium guajava Variegated Honey Moon

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Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

HoneyMoon - Unique variegated guava with the sweetest fruit we ever tasted. Fruit is medium size, pear-shaped, variegated (white/green striped) outside when unripe, turning bright yellow when ripe. The flesh is pink, very aromatic, sweet and delicious, and contains only a few seeds that separate from pulp easily. This variety is resistant to insects and worms. The fruit is excellent and highly aromatic. Bushy shape, very full tree with large, broad, variegated leaves. Surprisingly for a variegated form, it is very healthy, strong, vigorous and fasts growing. The plant flowers and fruits in small size, perfect for containers. If planted in the ground, the tree grows small to medium size (10-15 ft) with has nice, symmetrical bushy shape. Everbearing, very reliable producer, the plant constantly has fruit, buds or flowers. These are air-layers.
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Grown in 10"/3 gal pot

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Cerbera x manghas hybrid - Enchanted Incense (Red Flower)

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Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageFragrantDeciduousPoisonous or toxicSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Absolutely NEW perfume plant that nobody has yet! This amazing flower was recommended to us by our friend horticulturist John Mood, he discovered it in Thailand. We finally have the plants, and yes, they bloomed and fragrance is amazing! This Cerbera hybrid has beautiful striped red-and-white flowers that are highly fragrant. Fragrance is the most intense you can imagine and is much better than all jasmines and gardenias all together. The plant is very similar to plumeria in growth habit. Beautiful mauve colored leaves are very ornamental. We believe that this plant will become one of the most wanted in rare plants market.
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Annona muricata - grafted variety Homestead

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What is grafted plant

Q: What is a grafted plant?

Grafting is a method of vegetative (or asexual) propagation where a piece of one plant (scion) selected for its flowers or fruit and containing the desired genes to be duplicated is inserted into a piece of another plant (rootstock), with a strong vigorous root system, usually a seedling.

Benefits of the graft:

  • making a clone of the parent plant ensures the same cultivar, since most fruit trees will not come true to seed
  • taking a scion from a mature plant reduces time to flowering and fruiting (from 10-12 years for a seedling to 2-3 years or less for a grafted plant)
  • introducing dwarfing, hardiness, disease and pest resistance.
  • easier propagation method when other means like cutting or seed is not successful


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Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterEdibleUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

Soursop, Guanabana, Graviola - best tasting annona fruit. Evergreen in warm areas. Homestead- grafted
What is grafted plant

Q: What is a grafted plant?

Grafting is a method of vegetative (or asexual) propagation where a piece of one plant (scion) selected for its flowers or fruit and containing the desired genes to be duplicated is inserted into a piece of another plant (rootstock), with a strong vigorous root system, usually a seedling.

Benefits of the graft:

  • making a clone of the parent plant ensures the same cultivar, since most fruit trees will not come true to seed
  • taking a scion from a mature plant reduces time to flowering and fruiting (from 10-12 years for a seedling to 2-3 years or less for a grafted plant)
  • introducing dwarfing, hardiness, disease and pest resistance.
  • easier propagation method when other means like cutting or seed is not successful


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variety, high production. Growers say "it produces more fruit than leaves on a tree".
The plant is ready for fruiting. See picture of the fruiting tree within a year after planting.

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Grown in 10"/3 gal pot, large plant

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Adenium Dang Sab Jaren, Grafted

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What is grafted plant

Q: What is a grafted plant?

Grafting is a method of vegetative (or asexual) propagation where a piece of one plant (scion) selected for its flowers or fruit and containing the desired genes to be duplicated is inserted into a piece of another plant (rootstock), with a strong vigorous root system, usually a seedling.

Benefits of the graft:

  • making a clone of the parent plant ensures the same cultivar, since most fruit trees will not come true to seed
  • taking a scion from a mature plant reduces time to flowering and fruiting (from 10-12 years for a seedling to 2-3 years or less for a grafted plant)
  • introducing dwarfing, hardiness, disease and pest resistance.
  • easier propagation method when other means like cutting or seed is not successful


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CaudexCan be used for bonsaiSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterUnusual colorRed/crimson/vinous flowers

This hybrid with double flowers is a showy beauty. Canary-yellow flower with bright red markings - sparks and stripes.
Succulent Care. Plant it in a well-drained soil, water once and keep in warm (75-80F) place in filtered light. Do not water again until soil dries on surface.

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Grown in 6"/1 gal pot, grafted, shipped barerooted

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Plumeria Candy Stripe - Intense Rainbow

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Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrantDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Deep rainbow colors. Rare plumeria. Very fragrant flowers.
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Myrciaria var. Volcano Red - Red Jaboticaba (La Vinotinto)

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Can be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunKeep soil moistEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerant

This rare variety of Jaboticaba is used for production of Hawaiian wine Volcano Red. Hawaiians have long honored Pele, the fiery goddess of the volcano. We have created a wine to honor her tempestuous, passionate spirit. Volcano Red is a medium bodied red wine that blends both red and white grapes with the island’s exotic jaboticaba berries.
Red Jaboticaba Vine is also popular in Brazil as La Vinotinto.
This variety is more vigorous and faster growing than regular Jaboticaba. Leaves are slightly bigger. The plant can take light freeze once established, and short periods of waterlogging.

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Top Tropicals Slow Release Fertilizer for potted plants, 1 pound

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Top Tropicals professional custom blend for fruit trees and ornamental plants grown in containers. Unique formula of slow release, balanced plant food, containing all major nutrients and micro elements. 8-2-12. See detailed elements content (listed in instructions included).
This is not a bloom booster, it is a special formula providing vigorous growth of strong, healthy plants.
Manufacturer: Wedgworths (FL, USA), license No F1622.
Apply 1 tea spoon per 1 gal of soil once a month during active growth period. For tropical plants, when temperatures stay above 65F, preferably from 75 to 90F.
This item can be shipped separately from plant items, with arrival date before or at the same time of plants delivery.
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Top Tropicals Slow Release Fertilizer for potted plants, 3 pounds

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Top Tropicals professional custom blend for fruit trees and ornamental plants grown in containers. Unique formula of slow release, balanced plant food, containing all major nutrients and micro elements. 8-2-12. See detailed elements content (listed in instructions included).
This is not a bloom booster, it is a special formula providing vigorous growth of strong, healthy plants.
Manufacturer: Wedgworths (FL, USA), license No F1622.
Apply 1 tea spoon per 1 gal of soil once a month during active growth period. For tropical plants, when temperatures stay above 65F, preferably from 75 to 90F.
This item can be shipped separately from plant items, with arrival date before or at the same time of plants delivery.
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Couroupita guianensis - Cannonball Tree

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Big tree > 20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Cannonball Tree. Rare tree with a bizarre fruit that can be seen only in tropical botanic gardens and a few larger private gardens. It is a very tall tree which sheds its large, elliptical leaves several times a year. The pinkish-red flowers grow directly from the trunk near the base of the crown and are strongly scented in the evening. Blooms year round. Flowers are followed by large, globular fruit, reddish-brown in color, which do indeed resemble cannonballs and remain on the tree for many months. On older trees there may be dozens of fruits and flower clusters at the same time.
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Diospyros decandra - Gold Apple

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Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Edible

Delicious golden color fruit grown in Thailand with a unique flavor and soft texture. Fruit usually divided into 6-8 zones and have a strong fragrant smell and have medicinal value. Ripe fruit market if you know how to eat good food (fruit and squeeze rotate until the flesh becomes soft and then cracked a small slit for the mouth to suck).
It is a popular tree in Vietnam where it is grown in urban areas and close to temples. It is also the provincial tree of Chanthaburi Province, Thailand.

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Spathodea campanulata - African Tulip Tree, 3 gal pot

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Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

African tulip tree. Medium size tree. Blooms winter through spring with gorgeous tulip-like flowers, red with yellow throat. Sensitive to frost especially when young. Mature plants are more cold hardy.
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Neomarica gracilis - African Iris

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Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersUnusual color

From the Iris family comes this Neomarica with sword shaped leaves and fragrant flowers. The delicate flowers last only a day but the plant continues to form new blooms for long periods of time during late spring months. Makes also an excellent houseplant. This is not a water Iris, be careful not to overwater. Neomarica gracilis is a type of walking Iris. Once the flower is spent, the stem that it was born on lays to the ground and from that a new plant is formed. For that reason it is said to be walking across your garden. You can divide plants and plant them in new locations.
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Acanthus montanus - Alligator Plant 

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Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliageDeciduousThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Acanthus montanus, also known as African mountain acanthus, False Thistle, Bear's breech, Mountain Thistle, and Alligator Plant, is a thinly branched unusual perennial with interesting foliage, basal clusters of oblong to lance-shaped glossy, dark green leaves reaching up to 12 inches long. The leaves have silver marks and wavy margins. It produces showy pink flowers in the summer to fall. It is said it is cold hardy to zone 9. The plant looks better in filtered light.
See picture of alligator skin.

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Mangifera indica - Si Siam Mango, Large size, Grafted

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What is grafted plant

Q: What is a grafted plant?

Grafting is a method of vegetative (or asexual) propagation where a piece of one plant (scion) selected for its flowers or fruit and containing the desired genes to be duplicated is inserted into a piece of another plant (rootstock), with a strong vigorous root system, usually a seedling.

Benefits of the graft:

  • making a clone of the parent plant ensures the same cultivar, since most fruit trees will not come true to seed
  • taking a scion from a mature plant reduces time to flowering and fruiting (from 10-12 years for a seedling to 2-3 years or less for a grafted plant)
  • introducing dwarfing, hardiness, disease and pest resistance.
  • easier propagation method when other means like cutting or seed is not successful


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Big tree > 20 ftFull sunModerate waterEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Thai mango, shape like Nam Doc Mai, but smaller, gold, sweet, flat-thin seed, fruits in cluster,
similar to okrung, in warm climate can produce crops or off-season crop like Choc Anon.
See more info about Mango varieties.
7 gal pot. Please read before ordering. This plant is grown in 7 gal pot, more mature than our standard size plants in 3 gal, has more developed root system, and most of the time thicker trunk and more branches. However actual plant size may vary depending on growing season and on variety. Dwarf varieties are slow growers and may be shorter trees than upright varieties. See a picture showing relative size of plants grown in 3 gal and 7 gal.
You may contact us if tree height matters to you and we will provide you with more exact plant size we have in stock at the time. 7 gal plants may be shipped separately from other items by Ground service due to its large size. See here time in transit (business days, excluding Sat-Sun!)
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Grown in 14"/7 gal pot

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Sterculia alata - seeds

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Can be used for bonsaiBig tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsWhite/off-white flowersDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Buddha Coconut. Buddha Coconut is a tall tree, which gets is name from its coconut like fruit. A fast growing shade deciduous tree. Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping.
Sterculia is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. It was previously placed in the now obsolete Sterculiaceae. Members of the genus are colloquially known as tropical chestnuts. The scientific name is taken from Sterculius of Roman mythology, who was the god of manure; this is in reference to the unpleasant aroma of the flowers of this genus.
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Zantedeschia aethiopica - seeds

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Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersIrritating

Calla Lily. Zantedeschia aethiopica is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant with beautiful waxy white flowers so popular as cut flowers. It is evergreen where rainfall and temperatures are adequate, deciduous where there is a dry season.
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Musa acuminata - seeds

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Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Musa acuminata is a species of wild banana native to Southeast Asia. It is one of the parents of many of todays cultivars. It is the progenitor of modern edible bananas, along with Musa balbisiana. First cultivated by humans at around 8000 BC it is one of the earliest examples of domesticated plants. Musa acuminata is an evergreen perennial, not a tree. The trunk (known as the pseudostem) is made of tightly packed layers of leaf sheaths emerging from completely or partially buried corms. Although the fruit looks like an ordinary yellow banana and is edible it has seed within the fruit.
Banana sowing instructions: Abrade a side of each seed with a sand paper, then soak seeds for 24 hours before sowing 1/2" deep in a potting mix. Keep warm, between 70 and 85F and in a bright light. Germination can be erratic, usually taking between 2 to 12 months, sometimes longer, so do not discard the seed pots.
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Musa arunachalensis - seeds

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Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The newly discovered species, named Musa arunachalensis, belongs to the subgenus Rhodochlamys.
Rhodochlamys bananas are characterized by having erect or drooping inflorescences with fruit pointing towards the apex of the inflorescence. Most of them have relatively few fruits and are best known for their brightly colored bracts (small leaf at the base of a flower), a feature that makes them popular as ornamental plants.
Musa arunachalensis is known from specimens found in West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India. This species flowers and fruits from January to May and differs from other Musa species in the nature of its inflorescence. The color of the bract is reddish orange with a yellow tip.
Banana sowing instructions: Abrade a side of each seed with a sand paper, then soak seeds for 24 hours before sowing 1/2" deep in a potting mix. Keep warm, between 70 and 85F and in a bright light. Germination can be erratic, usually taking between 2 to 12 months, sometimes longer, so do not discard the seed pots.
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Musa balbisiana - seeds

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Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Musa balbisiana, or Musa cavendishi, is a species of wild banana native to eastern South Asia, northern Southeast Asia, and southern China. It is one of the ancestors of modern cultivated bananas, along with Musa acuminata. It grows lush leaves in clumps with a more upright habit than most cultivated bananas. Flowers grow in inflorescences coloured red to maroon. The fruit are between blue and green and contain seeds. Wild bananas used to be cooked and eaten or agriculturalists would not have developed the cultivated banana. Seeded Musa balbisiana fruit are called butuhan (with seeds) in the Philippines. The leaves of this banana variety are used in Thailand to wrap locally produced sweets, and the inflorescences for the treatment of ulcers in traditional medicine.
Banana sowing instructions: Abrade a side of each seed with a sand paper, then soak seeds for 24 hours before sowing 1/2" deep in a potting mix. Keep warm, between 70 and 85F and in a bright light. Germination can be erratic, usually taking between 2 to 12 months, sometimes longer, so do not discard the seed pots.
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Musa balbisiana Atia Black - seeds

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Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This variety has much darker ornamental stems when mature and with its dark green leaves plus fast growth rate it makes an excellent ornamental from seed. It produces large fruits but these are full of seeds so inedible. Quite a tall plant to 18ft but can be cut back to over winter under glass. Quite a tough banana possibly as hardy at the root level as Musa skkimensis if the root crown is protected.
Musa balbisiana is a species of wild banana native to eastern South Asia, northern Southeast Asia, and southern China. It is one of the ancestors of modern cultivated bananas, along with Musa acuminata. It grows lush leaves in clumps with a more upright habit than most cultivated bananas. Flowers grow in inflorescences coloured red to maroon. The fruit are between blue and green and contain seeds. Wild bananas used to be cooked and eaten or agriculturalists would not have developed the cultivated banana. Seeded Musa balbisiana fruit are called butuhan (with seeds) in the Philippines. The leaves of this banana variety are used in Thailand to wrap locally produced sweets, and the inflorescences for the treatment of ulcers in traditional medicine.
Banana sowing instructions: Abrade a side of each seed with a sand paper, then soak seeds for 24 hours before sowing 1/2" deep in a potting mix. Keep warm, between 70 and 85F and in a bright light. Germination can be erratic, usually taking between 2 to 12 months, sometimes longer, so do not discard the seed pots.
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Musa balbisiana cv Sikkimensis - seeds

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Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Hardier cultivar of Musa balbisiana, or Musa cavendishi. Seed comes from plants growing in the lower foothills of the Himalayas so should be reasonably cold tolerant.
It is a species of wild banana native to eastern South Asia, northern Southeast Asia, and southern China. It is one of the ancestors of modern cultivated bananas, along with Musa acuminata. It grows lush leaves in clumps with a more upright habit than most cultivated bananas. Flowers grow in inflorescences coloured red to maroon. The fruit are between blue and green and contain seeds. Wild bananas used to be cooked and eaten or agriculturalists would not have developed the cultivated banana. Seeded Musa balbisiana fruit are called butuhan (with seeds) in the Philippines. The leaves of this banana variety are used in Thailand to wrap locally produced sweets, and the inflorescences for the treatment of ulcers in traditional medicine.
Banana sowing instructions: Abrade a side of each seed with a sand paper, then soak seeds for 24 hours before sowing 1/2" deep in a potting mix. Keep warm, between 70 and 85F and in a bright light. Germination can be erratic, usually taking between 2 to 12 months, sometimes longer, so do not discard the seed pots.
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Musa chunii - seeds

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Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Musa chunii, or Musa rubra, is a a new wild banana species. This extremely rare new species was only found in Tongbiguan Nature Reserve, Dehong District, West Yunnan, China.
Banana sowing instructions: Abrade a side of each seed with a sand paper, then soak seeds for 24 hours before sowing 1/2" deep in a potting mix. Keep warm, between 70 and 85F and in a bright light. Germination can be erratic, usually taking between 2 to 12 months, sometimes longer, so do not discard the seed pots.
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