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FlowerPotNursery Banana Red Tiger Musa sikkimensis Red Tiger 4" Pot

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Musa sikkimensis, also called Darjeeling banana, is a species of the genus Musa. It is one of the highest altitude banana species and is found in Bhutan and India.

The plant is robust and about 13 ft tall with a yellowish-green foliage and reddish tinged pseudostem. The sheath is smudged with blackish-brown and is without wax when mature, unlike Musa nagensium which has thick wax deposits in the pseudostem sheaths. The bases of the lamina bear a red-purple colour when young, which gradually fades, latest on the midrib. The inflorescence far outshoots the pseudostem, producing an oblique fruit bunch. The fruits are described as lax, arising from large, brown callosities on axis, angled at maturity. The pulp is scanty, dirty white to pale brownish-pink. Flowering and fruiting takes place from October to April.

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    The plant must have gotten exposed to some cold because the leaves were dead.

    Posted by Robert C Jackson on Feb 17th 2021

    I'm sure it was a great plant but it looks like the cold got to it. Maybe the bulb will still grow.

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