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Musa sikkimensis Bengal Tiger Banana
Musa sikkimensis Bengal Tiger Banana
Product Code: 2024021423683

Musa sikkimensis ‘Bengal Tiger’ is a root hardy banana plant that will develop the most amazing red streaks on its deep green leaves when placed in the garden. The undersides are a wonderful maroon.

This is a large plant currently in a 12cm pot. It has very large roots.

We have grown these bananas for many years ourselves and have found them to be just as hardy as the Musa Basjoo. If the main stem is lost over winter, new plants will be produced from the base. Or to keep the height you could protect the stem by wrapping in fleece during the coldest weeks.

Although green at the moment, once in the garden, new leaves emerge with red leaf markings.