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MUSELLA lasiocarpa
Chinese Dwarf Banana, Golden Lotus Banana


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:: Musaceae :: MUSELLA :: lasiocarpa
  • Type of products available: TC/1/0A4, TC/1/1P1.3L

Main asset

A small dwarf "banana tree" with fast flowering, which can be grown in pots. The pseudostem should be protected in winter and freezes at -5 ° C. The stump is hardy up to -10 ° C, the soil should not freeze (mulch).


Musellas are propagated in vitro (Tissue Culture). Very fast growing, their sales period is very short (especially for the plugs) in spring. Requires very rich soil, drained and constantly wet in summer.

Close to banana trees, this Musaceae is native to China. It is much more compact and short than banana trees, has thicker leaves (better wind resistance), and produces in the second year of growth of the pseudostem a large bright yellow flower, resembling a Lotus flower. This flower lasts several months, and produces very short green then brown inedible bananas.

  • Uses: Waterside edge, sheltered shrub bed, planters

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: evergreen
  • Habit: suckering
  • Height: 1.5 m x 1.5 m (5 ft x 5 ft)
  • Growth: very fast
  • Flowering period: summer
  • Époque de fructification : end of summer

Shape and colours:

  • Foliage shape: oboval
  • Foliage colour: medium green
  • Flowers shape: clusters
  • Flowers colour: yellow
  • Couleur des fruits : green


  • Soil type: fertile, remaining wet in summer
  • Exposure: sun
  • Hardiness: - 10 °C (14 °F - USDA zone 8a)