Musella Lasiocarpa


Musella lasiocarpa, commonly known as golden plantain or Chinese fan plantain, is a species of plant belonging to the banana family (Musaceae). Although it is known as “plantain”, it is not closely related to the genus Musa and is the only member of its genus, Musella. It is native to the mountainous regions of southwest China.

Musella lasiocarpa is a perennial plant that can reach a height of 1 to 2 meters. The most distinctive feature of Musella lasiocarpa is its flowers as it produces bright yellow hanging inflorescences with long narrow petals that resemble a star. The flowers can reach a diameter of up to 30 centimeters and are very showy. Another outstanding characteristic of musellas lasiocarpa is their resistance to cold.

Musella lasiocarpa is appreciated as an ornamental plant for its showy flowers and exotic shape. It is grown in gardens and parks as a display plant and can also be grown in pots. It is important to note that, due to its mountainous origin, it prefers well-drained soils and sun exposure for optimal growth.

Nursery Lasiocarpa in Spain

  • Origin: Southwest China
  • Size: Height from 1 to 2 meters
  • Leaves: Large and fan-shaped
  • Flowers: yellow pendants with long petals resembling a star.
  • Resistance: Cold tolerant

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