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PlantFiles: Mekong Giant
Musa itinerans 'Xishuangbannaensis'

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Family: Musaceae
Genus: Musa (MEW-suh) (Info)
Species: itinerans
Cultivar: Xishuangbannaensis

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5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Perennials
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Smooth-Textured
Shiny/Glossy-Textured
Rubbery-Textured

Other details:
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive SuburbanNinja80 On Sep 1, 2012, SuburbanNinja80 from Plainfield, IN (Zone 6a) wrote:

What's doing great until alright over fertilized it died to my stupidity.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fresno, California
Redding, California
Chicago, Illinois
Plainfield, Indiana
Saint Clair, Michigan
Stilwell, Oklahoma



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