Yunnan banana, Musa itinerans is a wild banana from... more
Musa itinerans - seeds
Yunnan banana, Musa itinerans is a wild banana from Southeast Asia with pink fruits, which are an important staple food for wild Asian elephants. It has very pretty purple fruit. It grows quickly with a pale bluish tint to the leaves and stems on delicate tall slim plants that add a touch of elegance to the garden border. 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.