2 Pink Teddy Bear Bananas Musa Velutina

$36.25 $18.00

Two Plants, Fast growing Teddy Bear's delicious three inch long, fuzzy bright pink bananas stand erect on these smaller statured clump forming plants. Generally only growing four to six feet tall, it will grow in the sun or in shade. Considered a self-peeling banana, when ripe the fruit burst open to expose the sweet cream colored flesh.

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OUTDOOR
Zone 9-11
PATIO
Zone 4a-11

SOIL TYPE
Rich Moist
% SUN
80-100%

POT SIZE
7″ Deep
INCLUDES
Two Plant

ABOUT THIS BANANA TREE Pink Teddy Bear Banana Tree, Fast growing, Seedy but delicious, three inch long, fuzzy bright pink bananas stand erect on these smaller statured plants. Generally only growing four to sixt feet tall, it will grow in the sun or in shade. Considered a self-peeling banana, when ripe the fruit burst open to expose the sweet cream colored flesh. These are very healthy tropical plants with well established root systems. The growth rate, and fruiting potential of Pink Teddy Bear will vary greatly depending on soil type, sunlight, temperature and other factors. Lower leaves are often trimmed prior to shipping to reduce transpiration and travel stress.

BANANA TREE CARE Musa Velutina are very easy to grow tropical fruiting plants that require little care. They add a wonderful accent to any outdoor space, tropical garden or patio. In very cold zones containerized banana trees can be brought inside for the winter months. Most will survive a very light frost and quickly return to normal in spring. In the northern end of their grow zone Musa Velutina plants should be brought indoors or protected with mulch during the winter months. When you receive your new banana tree, there is no need to worry about planting right away. Your new plant can be stored for a while by simply placing it in a bucket with about a half inch of water in the bottom and moving it to a shady location. You can then add some mulch to the bucket to keep your plant standing upright. The mulch will also supply nutrients while in storage. This will give you plenty of time to select the ideal location for your new banana tree.

CONTAINER SIZE Banana trees grow very well in patio containers. Allow enough room for growth generally a 18″ to a 24″ diameter, 12″ deep container will suffice to get started. Remember the looser the roots, the taller and healthier your plant will be. When the plant becomes root bound its growth will slow. At that point it is time for a much larger pot.

SOIL Musa Velutina banana trees enjoy well drained but moist, rich organic mix. Remember try to stay away from wet, mucky or dry, sandy soils.

FERTILIZER To help establish your new Musa Velutina banana tree, fertilize sparingly at least 6 inches away from the base, tri-annually with a slow time release 15-5-10. Unfertilized they will tend to grow very slowly. Note: The heavy salts in cheaper fertilizers will damage the roots and possibly kill the plant.

GROW ZONE & LIGHT Best outdoors if grown in zone 9-11, find your zone here. This Banana Tree requires 80-100% sunlight. Depending on your location full sun is best. In the northern end of their grow zone Musa Velutina plants should be brought indoors or protected during the winter months. The patio zone is 4b-11 which means the potted plant will flourish over the summer months in colder zones but must be brought inside before frost.

BEFORE YOU PLANT OUTDOORS Here at Kens Nursery these banana trees are grown under 20-40% shade cloth. If you plant directly in full sun you may experience leaf burn. It is best to acclimate this plant to its environment by keeping it outside and slowly moving it into a sunny area over a week or two to avoid stress before planting.

WHAT IS THE SHIPPING SIZE All Musa Velutina Banana Trees for sale will vary in size. In the spring, plants are often smaller than plants shipped in the fall. Plants designated with a sku ending in -4, or -3 will arrive in a standard 4 inch or 2.75 inch growers pot respectively. Kens new, reusable, recyclable deep cells are 5 to 7 inches deep and 1 to 2.5 inches in diameter. Products growing in these cells are easy to transplant and allow for deeper, faster growth and are designated with a -5, or -7. (Note: The item sku number can be found just below the buy button.) The color and style of these pots may vary. If we are out of a particular size item, we may ship a larger size at no additional charge. You can see the various pot sizes and actual plants ready to ship. (click-here)

Note: Before leaving, Musa Velutina Banana Trees are inspected, watered, pruned and topped to 36″ if necessary, to facilitate shipping. Your new bananas’ pot is then bagged to ensure that the soil stays in the pot and not loose in the box. Then your plant is tissue or kraft paper wrapped and secured in place with natural biodegradable peanuts. You will be pleased. You may want to buy Musa Velutina online now while they are in stock.

WHAT ARE THE SHIPPING RATES?
 Very Simple Flat Rate.  The same low rate applies to everyone no matter here you live. However at the current time we only ship to the lower 48 states.
Note: This week free shipping on orders over $199.

Items Ordered Shipping Charge
1 $14.49
Plus $1.50 per additional item.
Example Shipping Total
1 Item $14.49
5 Items $20.49
10 Items $27.99

HOW ARE PLANTS PACKAGED?
  Wow, like a present!  With our state of the art packaging we can ensure that your new plant arrives in style. Before leaving our growers all plants are inspected, watered and pruned if necessary. Your new plant is bagged to keep the soil moist and to ensure that the soil stays in the pot not loose in the box. Then your plants are tissue or kraft paper wrapped and secured in place with natural biodegradable peanuts, you will be pleased. You can see the various pot sizes and actual plants ready to ship. (click-here)

WHAT IS THE SHIPPING SIZE
  All plants will vary in size. In the spring, plants are often smaller than plants shipped in the fall. Most plants designated with a sku ending in -4, or -3 will arrive in a standard 4 inch or 2.75 inch growers pot respectively. Kens new, reusable, recyclable deep cells are 5 to 7 inches deep and 1 to 2.5 inches in diameter. Products growing in these cells are easy to transplant and allow for deeper, faster growth and are designated with a -5, or -7. (Note: The item sku number can be found just below the buy button.) The color and style of these pots may vary. If we are out of a particular size item, we may ship a larger size at no additional charge. You can see the various pot sizes and actual plants ready to ship. (click-here)

ARE SHIPPING OPTIONS AVAILABLE?
 No. Sorry,  at the present the only shipping option available is UPS Ground ®. UPS ® has proven themselves in the industry and have become the carrier of choice for our family of growers. With reasonable rates, careful handling and on time service you can be sure that your shipment will arrive ready to be enjoyed.

WHAT IS YOUR DELIVERY TIME?
 To ensure proper delivery  most orders will take 1 - 3 weeks. The delivery time can vary depending on the supplying growers work load and/or seasonal holidays. Rest easy knowing that your plant will not ship until it is inspected, watered, bagged and properly packaged.

For more information visit our shipping page or contact customer service.