Snow Banana seed, Rare Tropical fruit Tree!
When it's in flower, the showy large green inflorescences (flower heads), which can grow to be up to a foot wide, are a delight. Some people even describe them as looking like elephant trunks!
Despite being a tropical species related to the Banana, given the right conditions, it's surprisingly hardy, easy to look after, and it grows rapidly.
How to Grow Snow Banana TreesGiven the right conditions and temperatures, snow banana trees are very fast-growing. They like rich and moist soils and plenty of warmth, sunlight and regular feeding.
Unless you experience continual warmth into the winter, they'll need to be brought inside when the colder weather arrives. Expect their growth to slow significantly, or stop altogether during this period.
Light: Snow banana trees appreciate plenty of sunlight. If this is lacking, the color of the large leaves can be impacted. During the warmer summer months, they'll appreciate being outside to maximize the amount of natural light they receive.
Soil: Your snow banana tree will need a well-drained soil or potting mix. Overly wet conditions aren't good for this plant, but they do like to be kept moist.
Water - Snow banana trees appreciate regular watering. They benefit from consistently moist, but not waterlogged, soil, and you should take care not to let them dry out for prolonged periods before rewatering.
Temperature and HumiditySnow banana trees might be hardier than some other Ensete species, but they still prefer frost-free, dry, and sheltered conditions during the winter. They do best in warm, humid, tropical-type climates.
These trees are heavy feeders. Snow bananas grow fast, and it takes a lot of energy to keep their large trunk, leaves, and flowers healthy. Regular fertilization during the spring and summer will help to ensure they put on their best display.