Musa basjoo, part of the 'exotic starter kit', is nevertheless an impressive plant and, at least here in Torquay, a reliable flowerer. Give it a warm summer, plenty of water, lots of fertilizer and it will perform in sun or light shade. The enemy is wind, which shreds the leaves mercilessly. A sheltered spot will therefore preserve its appearance. The small bananas are totally inedible but, when cut open, do have a slight smell of the bananas we are all used to.
© Maciej Pomian-Srzednicki, 2008
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Musa basjoo - flower

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