Jaw dropping 3 to 4m leaves on mature plants flushed with deep burgundy and a red stem make this probably the greatest foliage plant in the world. Looks great on the summer patio in a large pot or plunged into a tropical style bed for the summer.
Can easily be stored as a dormant plant in winter in a frost free shed or garage or grow on through the colder months under heated glass. To store as a dormant plant lift before the first heavy frosts cutting the roots back to within a few inches of the pseudostem base. Remove leaves and then place upside down in a dark frost free place for a few days. This will allow excess water to drain from the stem. Once the water has drained wrap with fleece, old blankets or an old duvet and the store the correct way up for the winter in a dark, cool but frost free room. Unwrap and pot up in spring, water in and keep night time temps above freezing. Planting outside can be done once all frosts have passed by which time the first leaves of the year should be coming through.
Grow in full sun sheltered from strong winds for the best leaves and once growth is under way just give it lots and lots of water and a regular feeding. Tolerates most soils.
Please note dispatch for this item will not commence until 6th March 2003 onwards. If you order before the 6th then there will be a delay on your order.
Sent as a recently potted plug plant in a 9cm pot. May be cut back for shipping. Sent as dormant plants in winter.