Musella lasiocarpa - Musaceae

            This rare species was first found in 1855 in Yunnan/China at 1200 m above sea level. 

            However it grows up to an altitude of 2500 m in its natural habitat and is obviously rather cold hardy.

            The plant survives regular frosts in Yunnan. Its hardiness reaches USDA zone 5 or 6. While only 

            growing up to 60 cm high in nature it may reach more than 150 cm in cultivation. This plant is  grow-

            ing in a tight clump producing suckers. The long lasting inflorescence is of butter-yellow color.

           

            Musella lasiocarpa rhizome with new sprouting leave at tip of pseudostem two weeks after being 

            potted.

            Musa and gingers list