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  • Puerto Rican Plantain Banana Tree for Sale

    Puerto Rican Plantain Banana Tree for Sale

    Puerto Rican Plantain Banana Tree for Sale

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Puerto Rican Plantain Banana Tree

Musa Puerto Rican Plantain


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-t- Planting Mix
Puerto Rican Plantain Banana Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Puerto Rican Plantain Banana Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
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Growing Zones: 4-8 patio / 9-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 30℉)

Growing Zones 9-11 outdoors
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

6-8 ft.

Mature Width:

3-6 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun

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Drought Tolerance:


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Fruit Color:

Yellow Green

Year to Bear:

2-3 years

Botanical Name:

Musa Puerto Rican Plantain

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The Best Plantain For Cooking

The Puerto Rican Plantain Banana is softer and sweeter than other plantain varieties, which are commonly hard and bitter. That’s why they are the favorite variety for cooking all over the world.  

This plantain tree is a great variety to have around because they produce tons of fruit so you’ll have plenty of plantains available for adding to your favorite recipes and to introduce your family and friends to new exotic desserts. They’ll be amazed by the sweetness of your homegrown plantains, because they will have a flavor that can’t be found in the common plantains found in grocery stores. 

The Puerto Rican Plantain Banana Tree loves growing in containers and will thrive indoors. Place your tree near a brighter sunny window and watch with delight has its large, tropical leaves add vibrant color to the room and welcomes guests with an island paradise feel. 

When kept in pots Plantain trees can be placed on porches and patios during the warmer months to accent your outdoor furniture. They are also great for framing entryways and for keeping by the pool.  

While other plantain varieties are extremely sensitive to cold weather and high winds, the Puerto Rican Plantain is tough. It has a high level of wind resistance as well as a high level of heat and drought tolerance. 

This Plantain Banana Tree is noninvasive and only grows about 6 to 8 feet tall, so it will never take over your yard. Simply decide where your plantain trees will look best, and prepare for tons of sweet Puerto Rican Plantains.   

Plantain leaves are huge and can sometimes get crinkled in shipping. Simply remove any damaged or worn leaves to stimulate the growth of new leaves. Use them to wrap meat for your next barbeque. During the growing season you will see fresh new leaves appear every few days.

Puerto Rican Plantains are enjoyed in a variety of different ways. They can be fried with butter and cinnamon for a delicious dessert or baked and grilled with brown sugar. As they cook they become sweeter, and they’re perfect for adding to ice cream and for sautéing with meat. 

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Customer Reviews

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Puerto Rican Plantain
Arrived in excellent condition. I did not expect it to be that big. Is presently doing great. Already produced 3 healthy babies. iI am very happy with this three. I will certainly continue to buy from you. Will wait until fall to do so. Thank you for such great service. R. Obrador
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August 3, 2016
Burleson, TX
1 year ago
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Came looking kind of sad and very dry. Lets see what happens.
It looks dead. Waiting to see what happens.
It looks dead. Waiting to see what happens.
July 18, 2017
6 months ago
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Plantain banana tree
Perfectly package and growing like crazy. Planted it in a 50 gal. tub. Would recommend it to any one wanting tropical look.
June 7, 2017
8 months ago
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Blown down by storm have to replace as soon as the season is over, might be better planting in a planter box that can be move from the hard elements.
September 16, 2017
5 months ago
Plantain Tree
My Plantain trees arrived today in very good condition and I might say I was quite pleased with their size. They were packed very well and no worse for the travel here on S. Central Florida where I'm sure they will flourish. Thumbs Up!!
December 21, 2017
So far so good
I received 2 plantain trees, one was almost dead but as you can see, I was able to pull it out of shock and it is now doing well.

The Manzano tree has grown very quickly, I have it planted in a barrel but I may have to transplant it because it seems to have outgrown the barrel.
September 12, 2017
6 months ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Puerto Rican Plantain Banana Tree

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Puerto Rican Plantain Banana Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Puerto Rican Plantain Banana Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Puerto Rican Plantain Banana Tree again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
As a gift to a Puerto Rican friend who just acquired a place with a yard.
Belia D on Nov 25, 2017
best plantain banana tree ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Afortunado R on Oct 4, 2017
As a gift to a Puerto Rican friend who just acquired a place with a yard.
Belia D on Nov 25, 2017
Childhood memories
Ana D on Nov 2, 2017
best plantain banana tree ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Afortunado R on Oct 4, 2017
Would like to grow my own plantains, also replacing vegetation lost to last years' flood
Mary F on Sep 20, 2017
I love yellow and green plantains cooked several different ways. My husband is latino so I thought it would be a good idea to grow our own plantains and I could share some with my mother in law and other relatives.
Alexis E on Sep 14, 2017
Hard to fine, complete garden
Robinson A on Aug 10, 2017
My husband is a chef and frequently uses pantains.
JudithMarie F on Jun 23, 2017
Tropical look for pool!
Dylan D on May 4, 2017
My roots are fom Cuba where we love Plantains.
Raquel O on Jul 22, 2016
I love to cook with Plantains
Cathleen Q on Jul 7, 2016
Love this plantain could not find it anywhere.
Alma R on Jun 29, 2016
Childhood memories
Ana D on Nov 2, 2017
Would like to grow my own plantains, also replacing vegetation lost to last years' flood
Mary F on Sep 20, 2017

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