Musa 'Cavendish' - Variegated Supreme

This is a variegated Cavendish banana trees, selected in Tenerife from the local banana named Cavendish Gruesa Palmera. They produce edible fruits and make great eccentric ornament. Fruits can have some stripes too! The Supreme will give a shocking plant full of stripes and bands on the very first cycle.

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This is a variegated Cavendish banana trees, selected in Tenerife from the local banana named Cavendish Gruesa Palmera. They produce edible fruits and make great eccentric ornament. Fruits can have some stripes too!

These variegates are just a bit slower than their green counterparts. In our conditions they took 14-15 months from plantation to bloom. Then 3-5 more months for filling up. A green one would have made it just one month earlier or so.

Each season we can only get a few good variegates like these. we select the Variegated Standard and the Variegated Supreme. The Standard will have only a few or a dozen stripes stripes per leaf and some occasional bands but, yes it IS variegated. The Supreme will give a shocking plant full of stripes and bands on the very first cycle. Sometimes juveniles can give a green leaf, and this is often seen after repotting or planting in the ground.

You are buying a variegate but ony a few of its pups will be variegate and most will be green because they are "unstable". We believe it is worth to play this game of the continuous selection, because the sight of those wide striped Cavendish leaves is unique.

This banana is a "Cavendish" type, a Triploid AAA. Plants bear huge bunches but must be kept above at least +5 C because it is cold sensitive. And much better if kept above +10 C !

Cavendish Gruesa Palmera is a robust dwarf clone of banana that has appeared in Cavendish plantations in La Palma, Canary Islands, and it has now been reproduced in-vitro.

What do we ship

We ship a potted juvenile plant with the leaves cut to 1/3 to reduce transpiration. Repot to a larger size as soon as you can. It needs room for the roots. Keep warm in bright light to full sun.

Cultivation Protected
Plant origin Asia
Presentation Bare root
Max. Size 300cm-400cm
Botanical family Musaceae
Light Sun
Minimum winter temperature 5 ºC to 15 ºC
Flowering Season All year
Color Yellow
Care Pot
Shape Palm-Like Plants
Shape Perennials
All orders arriving after 10th July will be shipped in September. This is due to the high temperatures in the month of August and possible delays caused by general holidays and reduced opening hours by the customs service, carriers, etc.