Giant Banana (MUSA INGENS) Tropical Live Fruit Tree
Musa ingens, commonly known as the Giant Highland Banana or Mountain Plantain, is a large and majestic species of banana tree native to the highlands of Papua New Guinea. It is a remarkable plant known for its immense size and unique appearance.
Musa ingens is one of the largest known species of banana, with some individuals reaching heights of over 50 feet. The tree has a stout trunk covered in persistent leaf bases, and its leaves are large, broad, and deeply veined. The fruits of Musa ingens are elongated and curved, resembling traditional bananas but often larger in size.
This banana species is well adapted to the highland regions, where it can withstand cooler temperatures and more challenging growing conditions compared to other banana varieties. It thrives in moist, well-draining soil and requires regular watering to maintain optimal growth.