Banana 'Dwarf Maoli' (Musa)

Banana 'Dwarf Maoli' (Musa)

Regular price $18.95

Sow Exotic now carries the 'Dwarf Maoli' variety of Musa Banana genus plants. The Dwarf Maoli cultivar is native to Southeast Asia and the Pacific.  It is a herbaceous plant that is fast growing, capable of reaching heights up to 8 feet! The Dwarf Maoli has large, thick leaves and because of this is capable of resisting strong winds. Like most other Musa species, the Dwarf Maoli cultivar requires plenty of sunlight, and moist, well drained soil. 

What makes the Dwarf Maoli Banana so special is it's prized taste and wonderfully rich yellow-orange fruit pulp. Don't let it's name fool you, these Bananas are huge and shaped like sausages, making them perfect for cooking! The leaves are traditionally used to wrap around meat before cooking, with added spices. This imparts a great and exotic flavor to share with family and friends!   

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We ship to Puerto Rico! Almost all of our plants ship (bare root, of course) to Hawaii & Puerto Rico. Due to USDA restrictions, here's the list of a plants that we don't ship. 

Plants that DO NOT ship to Puerto Rico: Coffee, Palm, Banana  

Plants that DO NOT ship to Hawaii: Pineapple, Palm, Papaya, Coffee, Banana, Passion Fruit

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How to Grow Dwarf Maoli Banana

Plant Type: Tropical Fruit Tree, Banana 

Harvest Season: 8-14 months from planting

Mature Size: 6-8 ft. 

Soil & Moisture: Bananas like to be planted high in a mound in rich, moist, well-draining soil. Water regularly to maintain leaves and promote fruit production. 

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade

Zone Hardiness: 9-11.