Bananen-bananas: Musa basjoo

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The Musa basjoo is a great garden banana for the open ground, but also in a tub on the terrace this banana plant can be kept fine ...More information

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  • Sorts:Bananen-bananas
  • Article number:MUSBAS01
  • Availability: In stock
  • Shipping within:3 to 5 business days

The Musa basjoo is kept in Japan (Ryukyu Islands) for its fibers, of which books are bound. Originally the Musa basjoo comes from China. Of course, this garden banana requires a lot of water and fertilization during the summer months from April to September.
This immediately translates into a very explosive growth. This is the most sold hardy banana.
In winter, little water and hibernate at a temperature above freezing is not a problem.

This Musa basjoo is the most hardy banana that exists. We have a couple in the ground every year.
The old mother plants did not survive the winter. However, new shoots appeared from the roots in April.
If this banana is allowed to overwinter outdoors, properly cover the soil around the banana with a layer of mulch so that the frost can not affect the roots.
Because from the roots this banana plant has to come back in the spring.
At temperatures below +5 degrees the growth of the banana stops, at -2 degrees the leaves break. At even lower temperatures, the trunk freezes and eventually disappears completely.

If you want the banana to have a bigger back the following year, the trunk must be properly insulated using straw, reed mats etc. Cut off the remaining leaves and pack the stem lightly but pack it well.
We ourselves prefer to dig out the Musa basjoo and put it in a tub. If your Japanese fiber banana has become too high to overwinter indoors, you can safely cut off the stem to a length that does fit.
Now be back with water when the banana overwintering cool. On the ground you can for example sprinkle a layer of old horse manure or cow manure pellets in the spring.

The banana will now grow from the conserved trunk and become even larger as the year before, or if you wintered it in a tub planting back into the ground.
It is even possible to get the Musa basjoo to bloom. After this, the plant will die off, but new plants will emerge from the rhizomes.
This process continues to repeat itself.

The bananas of this species are not edible. Well that of the Musa sikkimensis that will certainly grow so large, these are also available. However, the Musa basjoo can also be kept in a large tub as a tub plant.
Give plenty of water in the summer and a gift of organic or liquid manure every two weeks from April to July.

You will be amazed by the growth of Musa basjoo, he can develop leaves of up to 1.50 meters in length. This banana is a must for your garden to decorate a tropical corner. Should it be a bit sheltered from the wind, otherwise the blade can tear (this is not harmful to the banana). When shipping the bananas in a package, it is possible that we are cutting back the sheet of bananas. These grow back very quickly. 
Winter hardiness zone 6b (-20ºC).


  • Minimum temperature:-20ºC
  • Location:Sunny, half shadow
  • Soil type:No special requirements
  • Water requirement:Lots of water in summer
  • Full ground:Yes, dies without protection in the winter and comes back in the spring
  • Tub plant:Yes
  • Flowering period:After 3 years in the summer
  • Origin / habitat:China, Japan (Ryukyu)
  • Growth rate:Very fast
  • Maximum plant height:4 meters


Wendy Poppelaars Posted on 5 June 2018 at 11:13

Planten waren netjes verpakt en goed aan gekomen

Woppenkamp Posted on 24 May 2017 at 21:34

Hoi hoi ik ben zeer tevreden met onze bananeboom ,hoe netjes dat het is opgestuurd en ook zater er nog jonge stekkie aan , geweldige wij zijn er super blij

Huizer Posted on 4 August 2016 at 20:03

Mooie plant groeit heel snel in 2 jaar 3 m hoog.. nu staat hij 3 jaar ( in de volle grond) staat puur in bemeste tuin aarde heeft momenteel een bloemknop ben benieuwd..! heb de eerste winter ingepakt met stro en ivm groote afgelopen winter met wit vlies doek en heeft tot -7 overleeft.

Jeroen Posted on 3 August 2016 at 23:06

Ik had de 50/60 cm besteld . Goed verpakt en in top conditie.

deleu lucas Posted on 28 July 2016 at 08:22

in de winter afknippen tot 1m.hoogte en er een "tent" rond maken, stammen individueel inpakken, in de zomer zeker 4m. hoog en meer....

Middelkoop Posted on 24 May 2016 at 21:41

3 stuks van deze palm in maat 90/110cm besteld. Planten werden snel geleverd, erg netjes en veilig ingepakt. Helaas was de doos waarin ze verzonden werden zo'n 15 cm te kort, waardoor van elke plant een blad moest worden dubbelgevouwen om erin te passen. Ik heb het even aangekeken, maar bij alle drie de palmen verkleurde het gevouwen blad langzaam, en ging steeds meer slap hangen dus toch maar besloten om deze bladeren eraf te knippen. Dat leverde een sneu plantje met twee bladen en een groeipunt op... inmiddels zijn we 7 weken verder, en hebben alle drie de planten 6 bladeren, is de stam al zo'n 5 cm hoger en een flink stuk breder! Ik ben zo benieuwd hoe hard hij gaat groeien als de zomer zich aan dient!

Yvan m. Posted on 6 January 2016 at 16:05

Ziet er op het eerste zicht goed uit. Staat momenteel in garage om te overwinteren maar ben benieuwd hoe snel die gaat groeien eens de lente er is.

Dirk-Jan Posted on 22 December 2013 at 23:11

Super tuinbanaan, heb hem afgelopen zomer in bloei gehad. Ook het blad is helemaal geweldig de basjoo is ruim 3 meter hoog in de zomer.

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