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Banana ‘Praying Hands’ (Musa hybrid)

Banana ‘Praying Hands’ (Musa hybrid)

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$19.95
R9346-4

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4" Pot Size
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Banana ‘Praying Hands’ (Musa hybrid)
Here’s a rare banana variety that’s ideal for collectors or gardeners who cherish the unusual. ‘Praying Hands’ has the fruit arranged in bunches with the fruit fused together giving the appearance of praying hands. When the fruit ripens, they are easily separated from one another, and the sweet fruit has a hint of vanilla. It grows quickly during the warm summer months and ‘Praying Hands’ has proven to have good wind resistance.
Hardiness Zone 9, 10
Bloom Season Intermittent
Sun Requirement Full Sun
Grows to 5-10'
Minimum Temperature Indoors 40

 

Yes, you can winter over bananas in your northern garden (Zone 4 and higher) and get a defining tropical look when spring bursts through. Our outside banana stand of Musa basjoo is almost 12’ in height.  After the first hard frost, we prune the bananas back to about a foot and mulch with hay so there is approx. 3’ of hay around all sides. The mulch helps to insulate the crown. Then, we simply wait until all the snow is gone, the nighttime temperatures warm to about 40°F and presto - we have tricked “Old Man Winter” and uncover our tropical jewels of the jungle. 


Please note: The stem will be soft and gelatinous but the crown underneath the soil will sprout the new shoots. 


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