Pink Dwarf Banana Seeds
Info: Pink dwarf bananas have beautiful yellow flowers that are surrounded by wine-red to pink sepals. The small pink bananas develop from the exotic flowers. They are covered with a velvety hair fuzz and have very large seeds. The bananas can withstand temperatures down to 0°C, but it is better to spend the winter in the winter garden at a minimum temperature of 10°C.
Sowing & cultivation: Roughen the hard seed skin with sandpaper and let the seeds pre-swell for 12 hours in lukewarm water. The seeds are then placed in moist growing soil and covered with a thin layer of soil. Keep the soil evenly moist and keep the growing container very warm (25° to 30° C). The germination takes place after about 3 weeks - at colder temperatures it can take 5 to 10 weeks. When the adult plants are standing outside, the dwarf bananas need a sunny to semi-shade location that is protected from the wind so that the sensitive leaves do not tear. The soil should be nutritious but loose. Keep evenly moist, but avoid waterlogging. Overwintering at at least 10°C.
|Botanical name||Musa velutina|
|Sowing||the whole year round indoors|
|Location||sunny to half-shady, nutrient-rich, well-drained soil|
|Germination||3 - 10 weeks|
|Height||up to 200 cm|
Image source: David Monniaux, Purple banana dsc00195, CC BY-SA 3.0