The Banana Basjoo is a great banana plant for colder climates. This plant has green leaves with a red midvein. This is the largest variety of the hardy bananas and the most cold hardy.
The Banana Basjoo does well in full sun exposure to shady areas. Make sure to be cautious of windy areas as its leaves will shred. It prefers moist, well drained soil. The Basjoo is a fast grower, producing a new leaf about once a week or so as long as the plant is getting proper nutrients. Accordingly, for the Basjoo to grow quickly and in good health, it must be fed regularly.
About Our Plants
Our soil is custom blended and contains only the highest quality Canadian peat. We don’t try to cut cost with cheaper mixes. Additionally, all of our plants are grown with 100 to 180 day time release fertilizer so you won’t be running out of it just when the plants arrive. This is not the case with the quick release 30 day fertilizers that many other companies tend to use.
We do approximately 90% of our own liners. Since the cost is relatively inexpensive, we put twice as many liners in each container for many of the varieties. Accordingly, this makes for a much fuller plant.
All of our plants are given more than adequate spacing. For instance, most of the flowering bushes and trellis plants have 4 square feet of spacing. The Boston fern hanging baskets, for example, have 6 square feet. This allows our plants to grow as big and full as possible.