"Truly Tiny" produces the smallest edible banana fruit. The plants themselves grow between 2-4" tall on a sturdy, shrub-like central trunk, so they're excellent for containers with well-drained, sandy soil. If your climate gets a full winter, keep your containers indoors in a bright, well-lit sunny spot. Otherwise, they're suitable to grow outdoors in full sun on balconies, porches, or patios. The large, ovate leaves are deeply green and leathery, with purple-red variegation. The bananas, once grown, are tiny, deeply yellow, and edible! Until then, its dark green leaves make lovely décor if you'd like to bring the outside indoors.
In India, where over forty varieties are cultivated, bananas are an integral part of the culture. Upon attending an Indian wedding, one may see a banana stalk near the stage symbolizing fertility. The wedding luncheon is often served on banana leaves in Southern India.
Banana plants love warm fertile soils with consistent moisture. Full sun exposures are best, a long growing season is required to set the flowering stalk and subsequent fruits. Banana plants do best in tropical and subtropical climates, but can be grown in large containers in the Northern United States.
We will ship out saplings 4-5" tall.