This exciting but little-known banana relative is also known as Musa nepalensis and Ensete giganteum, hinting at
the plants giant size and is synonymous with the legendary Snow Banana Ensete wilsonii. It grows in China
(Yunnan 800-2700m a.s.l., 2600-8800ft !!!), Nepal, India, Burma, Thailand and possibly also in Tibet, Indonesia, Malaysia
and Papua New Guinea. It has a thick, waxy and blue, solitary trunk, huge
blueish leaves up to 10ft/3m long, and a huge nodding banana-producing inflorescence.
It is extremely fast growing and so requires a good supply of fertilizer and water and is best planted in rich soil.
In cold climates it could be hardy enough to survive winters outdoors with some