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Ornamental FLOWERING Banana 10 LIVE Seeds Musa BECCARII

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Musa Beccarii (Musaceae)

Musa Beccarii

 

Musa Beccarii

Origin: Borneo

Common Names:  

Flowering Banana, Ornamental Banana, Purple Banana

Synonym: Musa beccarii Simmonds var. beccarii

           The name beccarii was given in honor of Odoardo Beccari, an Italian naturalist who has done much work in Borneo.

 

Ornamental Banana Seeds

 

      You are bidding on * fresh seeds collected and grown in Hawaii.

 

             Musa Beccarii is an elegant medium-sized ornamental banana that suckers freely. The dark pink to dark red inflorescence is great for flower arrangements and makes a spectacular focal point in any tropical garden.

         With beautiful pest-free foliage and a burgundy midrib running down it's leaves, Musa Beccarii produces an upright, cone-like, long lived inflorescence with red, tightly overlapping bracts that sport yellowish green tips.

        Musa beccarii is a late bloomer. It is always the last to start growing in the spring and then never flowers until late in the year. This is a very sensitive banana and will go dormant once temperatures get to near 40F.
 

         The very similar Musa velutina and Musa coccinea both produce upright lotus-like bracts, but it's the ornamental display of pink to purple flowers that makes Musa Beccarii special.

              Musa Beccarii is a must-have for its purple-red-pink bracts that scream for attention.

          The closely overlapping bracts are shiny, green and red with yellow tips. The plants begins flowering when 1 to 1.5 m high. Inflorescence appears at the top of the stem which has very short but rough hairs.

         The plant is 3 to 3.5 meters tall, the pseudo-stem 1 to 1.5 meters high. The sheaths are green and shiny with a brown-purple rim. The petiole is 30 to 35 cm long. The leaves are long and narrow, up to 100 cm long and 30 cm wide, bright green, oblong and lanceolate.

          The fruits appear in an upright small group of 2 to 5 hands each with 1 to 3 fruits. The fruit appears on a short fruit stem. The fruit is cylindrical but narrower towards the tip. It is between 5 and 15 cm long and 2 cm in diameter.

 

 

 

           The Musa Beccarii is a revered fruiting banana grown here in Hawaii. Ornamental bananas are the current rage of landscaping.

       Generally divided into two categories, the classification of bananas consist edible and ornamental bananas. Musa Beccarii, with its lanky form and burgundy flowers, gives a dramatic accent to any bed of greens.

           Musa Beccarii is an excellent indoor plant and is one of the few bananas that will actually  flower and bear fruit indoors. It prefers a shady location, but tolerates full sun.

        The ornamental flowers are female and male. Sometimes there are hermaphrodite flowers; they are self-pollinated. Viable seed is then produced.

           The plant has an corm or underground tuber from which the pseudo-stem grows. When bloom is finished, this corm dies but makes new corms from which new plants grow. It produces suckers freely.

Musa Beccarii
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Ornamental Banana

 

Bananas are gross feeders requiring copious amounts of fertilizer (preferably of the organic bone meal sort) too keep them robust and healthy.

         Under good conditions Musa Beccarii grows to maturity quickly.

   Flowers are pink to magenta red with 2'-3' long glossy green leaves. The fruits are green and narrow.

Bloom Color: Pale Pink. Pink
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
Fuchsia (Red-Purple), Red
Scarlet (Dark Red), Red-Orange

Musa Beccarii

             It can be grown indoors in a container since this is an excellent container-plant.

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; direct sow after last frost. For reasons of pollination it is best to have more than one banana plant.

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; Rich, Nutritious, draining moist soil: It needs lots of water. do not let dry out between waterings. It needs plenty of water during growing season, fertilize weekly during growing season
grow in container and keep frost free during the winter.

Height: 8-10 ft. (2.4-3.1 m)

Hardiness: USDA Zone 9: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)

Sun Exposure: Sun, semi-shade, shade

Bloom Time: Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage: Grown for foliage, Deciduous

Soil pH requirements: 6.1 (mildly acidic) to 7.5 (neutral)

Germination: A few weeks to a few months

Sowing: soak the seeds for 1-2 days in tepid water
sow in a light substrate, keep moist,
maintain a constant temperature between 20 °C and 25 °C (68-77 °F)

Re-pot: when the seedlings or plants are bigger
 

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      We ship via USPS Mondays-Wednesday with Delivery confirmation.

            All live plants are Inspected By USDA Plant Inspectors before they are shipped to insure you get healthy pest free plants and seeds.

   All live plants are shipped bare-root wrapped in moist sphagnum moss to ensure the plant’s healthy transit to you.

 

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         We can ship live plants to the US only. Only Domestic Shipping and Handling includes USDA Certification.

We ship Seeds Internationally.

  All International shipments are at Buyer's Risk. Please spend no more more than you can lose!

     Proper Permits and Documents are the BUYER's responsibility. Please request any documents prior to shipping.

         For foreign customers, please check your laws concerning permitting and customs, additional shipping and handling costs may apply.

         The additional charge for any Phytosanitary Certificate is not included in this offer.

   INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ON LIVE PLANTS is available only under these conditions!

      All international orders are shipped at the BUYER's RISK  (shipped with or without documents) and no refunds or replacements are offered for Dead On Arrival, loss, confiscation, Customs Seizure, unanticipated charges, etc.

 

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        We will ship once a week - ON or BEFORE WEDNESDAYS, because of the special stamps needed to ship plants and cuttings to you.  This can only be done at the Dept. of Agriculture.  If payments are not met before that MONDAY, your items will be shipped the following week and lose the combined discount opportunity.

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   This policy is good for all items bought and paid for in the week ending MONDAY.

Payment must be received within 7 days of the auction ending.

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     For 2-3 winning auctions, the combined discount is 10% of the total Shipping and Handling charges. For 4-7 winning auctions, the combined discount is 20% of the total Shipping and Handling charges. For 7+ winning auctions, the combined discount is 30% of the total Shipping and Handling charges.

         As each order is packed and prepared separately you will pay the quoted S/H charges individually per item. If you buy the same species in that item it does calculate out the discount (i.e.: additional item $3.61). My stores' combined shipping is built in for same items rather than a varied selection. Includes postage, USDA certification and inspection, proper packing and delivery to Airport for prompt delivery. I can’t really change any of these. If you want one of this and one of that, it gets hard to discount much as each different species requires it's own prep & packing, then at USDA each has to be unwrapped and inspected then repacked. USDA requires me to clean and prepare every last piece before we drive them to the Inspection Station on the other side of the island. It takes my wife and I, a day to pack items and get ready to ship. The whole next day we drive around the island and get inspected (2-3 hours), then drive to the Airport Post Office to drop off. It takes the same work with the same type item if you can understand.

 

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         Seller warrants seed to be of the variety and quantity advertised. Safe delivery is guaranteed and seeds lost or damaged during shipment will be replaced at seller's expense. Claims must be made within 7 days of shipment. All other replacements, refunds, returns and exchanges will be made at the sole discretion of the seller.

  Seed is a live product which depends on many important related grower skills such as proper planting time, seed depth, type of soil, irrigation, proper use of fertilizers, weed controls, fungicides, insecticides, disease free soil, and reasonable weather conditions during the growing period. Germination is affected by such factors as temperature, moisture content, light intensity and contamination of planting media. These factors are totally out of the seller's control and are the buyer's responsibility and risk. Consequentially, the seller cannot unconditionally guarantee seed to perform properly regardless of conditions or the buyer's methods or mistakes.

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