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    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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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.



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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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Good plant...
It does grow fast in my front yard. So pressive that I posted pictures on INSTAGRAM, one following wants to plant one in her backyard... Hyberntating for the winter... Thanks
December 22, 2018
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
Beautiful Plantain tree
It arrived on time, didn’t suffer damages from the travels it’s been a month and it already have 5 new leaves, i planted in my yard clay soil mixed. I’m in love with it strongly suggest this company very satisfied with the quality of their product will buy again.
First planted
Two weeks later
A month later
Has a small cover for the leaves, i live in zone 9/11 sun rays are extreme during summer season
At arrival
June 17, 2018
8 months ago
Growing Zone:
Puerto Rican plaintain banana tree
I’m very excited for this plant to grow came in a smaller container and I moved it into a bigger size after a couple days of arriving. Seems to be doing great, very green and growing
May 18, 2018
9 months ago
Growing Zone:
Great fast growing tree.
Very pleased with my purchase from fast growing trees! Tree arrived in great shape, as soon as I transplanted it started growing like crazy! Unfortunately one of my dogs ate my plantain tree :( would definitely recommend and I will be buying another soon!
May 17, 2018
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
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
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
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
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
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
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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Planting & Care

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

Puerto Rican Plantain Banana Tree Planting Diretions

One of the smaller banana trees, the plantain banana (Musa ‘Dwarf Puerto Rican’) brings a tropical look to even small spaces as the plant only reaches 8 feet tall and 6 feet wide. Growing outdoors in USDA zones 9-11, this naturally sweet treat can be kept in containers and brought indoors during the winter months in cooler climates, as the tree is only hardy down to 30 degrees. This dwarf variety is more wind resistant than larger banana trees as the compact trunk is thicker and sturdier than taller varieties.

Location: Banana trees are full sun trees, requiring a minimum of 6 hours, but will prefer some afternoon shade in the warmer climates during the heat of summer. They prefer rich, well draining soil, but prefer regular watering especially during times of heat and drought.

Planting Instructions (In ground):
1) After choosing the proper location, dig a hole 2-3 times the width of the container (the root ball), and just as deep. If you have a heavy clay based soil, you can dig the hole a little deeper and amend with sand or peat moss to improve drainage.
2) Remove the plant from the container and lightly comb the root ball to loosen the roots.
3) Place the plant in the center of the hole so that the plant is upright.
4) Backfill the hole with a mixture of 60% native soil and 40% compost or garden soil. If you have a heavier soil composition you can add additional sand, perlite, or peat moss to aid with drainage.
5) Tamp the soil as you go to remove air pockets.
6) Water generously when done, but do not saturate the area.
7) Mulch the area well to help the tree conserve moisture as well as protecting the roots from fluctuating temperatures.

Planting Instructions (potted):
1) Choose a container that is 1-2 sizes larger than the container that the plant arrives to you in.
2) Use a quality potting mix to fill the bottom of the container.
3) Remove the plant from the container and lightly loosen the roots with your fingers.
4) Place the plant in the center of the container so that the plant is upright.
5) Fill the remaining space in the container with the same potting mix leaving about a 1 inch gap to aid in watering.
6) Water just until the water runs out of the drainage holes, and place the plant in a sunny location.

Winter Care (potted): Bring your Puerto Rican plantain inside before the nighttime temperatures begin to drop below 45 degrees to ease stress on the plant itself. Place the plant in a sunny location, and water when the soil is dry 2-3 inches down. Do not leave your plant outdoors if you are zone 8 or below.

Watering (in ground): Water the trees well when planted and water again when the soil is dry 2-3 inches down. The frequency and amounts will depend on the climate that the plants are in. The plants will need watered while they are establishing, and once established they will only need water during times of extreme heat and/or drought.

Watering (potted): Water until the water flows through the drainage holes and drain any excess from the collection tray. Allow the soil to dry a few inches down in the container before you water the plant again. Always drain the excess water from the tray so that the roots do not sit in water.

Fertilizing: Banana trees are hungry for nutrient, and need to be fed regularly in order to sustain their fast growing habit. Use a high nitrogen fertilizer during the growing season, please read and follow the label instructions for application rates and timing.

Pruning: Banana trees do not need much pruning except to remove damaged leaves. Banana trees will only produce fruit one time, so they can be removed after fruit production.

Planting & Care

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Why did you choose this? Store
always wanted to try Banana tree
Michael S on May 30, 2018
I wanted a banana tree
DOREEN B on May 4, 2018
always wanted to try Banana tree
Michael S on May 30, 2018
I picked this banana tree because it said it can handle 30 degrees(not all the time) but that one off time my husband opens the garage in winter where I keep all my plants in winter!
Anna C on May 5, 2018
I wanted a banana tree
DOREEN B on May 4, 2018
Going to try in California high desert.
Donald G on May 2, 2018
My husband wanted a palm for his office patio. I talked him into this fruit bearing tree instead. I think it will give him the look and shade he wanted with the added benefit of plantains in our bellies.
Heather B on Apr 29, 2018
Plantations are often hard to find in most market and especially in CA. Love the Puerto Rican variety so this was a must have.
Philemon S on Apr 29, 2018
I love plantains and thought it would be rewarding to grow my own.
ana m on Apr 24, 2018
I wanted a banana tree that would produce good edible fruit. Some banana trees, I understand, you can't eat the fruit it bears.
Ronald T on Feb 9, 2018
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
I picked this banana tree because it said it can handle 30 degrees(not all the time) but that one off time my husband opens the garage in winter where I keep all my plants in winter!
Anna C on May 5, 2018
Going to try in California high desert.
Donald G on May 2, 2018

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