Musa sikkimensis 'Red Tiger'

Musa sikkimensis 'Red Tiger'

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Name

Musa sikkimensis 'Red Tiger'

What you get

You will receive a fully rooted 2ltr pot

About

Musa sikkimensis is not as hardy as basjoo, but is well worth the extra risk if you already have basjoo. The leaves of sikkimensis are thicker and more leathery than basjoo, and they have a red underside, a red mid rib and also sometimes have red stripes. A really delectable plant for the exotic border.

Origin

India

Planting and care

Plant in rich, moist soil in a sheltered position and provide plenty of food and water in the growing season. You will have to protect it in the winter; cut the stem down to about 4ft after the first frost, then cover the stem with a section of corrorgated land drain, fill with straw then place a pot on top.

This plant also makes a great pot plant, but use a good soil based compost and provide plenty of food and water in the growing season.

Desert To Jungle is a small unique specialist exotic plant nursery based within Somerset, only 5mins from junction 25 of the M5. The plant centre is based around a victorian walled garden, which we have started to plant as a jungle. Visiting us is different to most plant centres and is an adventure. The nursery is run by Rob Gudge who started the business 10 yrs ago . We are extremely Passionate about exotic gardening. We are always available on the phone or in person to provide care and protection advice we can also give help deigning a new exotic bed or even your whole garden. Within our car park is a large exotic border full of some of our favourite exotic plants to help inspire your next exotic scheme.

We have thousands of plants from the normal to outrageous in particular we hold a large variety of Agave's and Succulents with over 80 Varieties of Agave. We also hold the largest selection of Bamboo's within the South West with over 80 Varieties. We have a large variety of Ferns and Tree Ferns with over 50 varieties of ground Ferns, and a large selection of Tree Ferns mainly Dicksonia Antarctica from potter to 10ft tall and having over 100 in stock at anyone time. We also are Proud to have a wide selection of other Dicksonia's and Cyathea's. On the jungle side of things we have many types and sizes of Banana and a large collection of Canna's with up to 30 varieties of virus free plants. We Also stock over 25 varieties of Ginger. We have a wide variety of Palm trees from small to large with over 20 varieties available.

We attend most of the large RHS Garden shows and can bring along plants for you to collect if requested.

We hold a large variety of unusual trees and shrubs from small to specimen in size, we also do a lot of the more common varieties. We also have a large range of herbaceous, exotic annuals and grasses. Come and visit us to find that rare unusual plant you have always been looking for. We hold a huge range of plants and are unable to list them all, if your looking for something specific then please ring to enquire as we have many others but some only in small numbers. We have specimen plants that can be delivered locally and if you are further a field then please phone for a quote on delivery.

The rest of the Team... as well as our human staff, we have a team of animal helpers thats you will meet as you wonder around our goats Esmarelda and Nelson, the cats Desert and Oakley and the dogs Obi and Theo who are always on hand to play with our visitors.

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