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Puerto Rican Plantain Banana Tree

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.


Pot size Average height
6" / 1 gallon 1-2 ft.
10" / 3 gallon 2-2.5 ft.
12" / 5 gallon 3-4 ft.
14" / 7 gallon 5-6 ft.
15 gallon 6-8 ft.

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Product Details

    Mature Height:6-8 ft.
    Mature Width:3-6 ft.
    Sunlight:Full-Partial Sun
    Growth Rate:Fast
    Harvest Time:Varies
    Botanical Name:Musa Puerto Rican Plantain
    Does Not Ship To:AZ
    Grows Well In Zones:4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
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    Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors

    (hardy down to 30℉)

    Customer Reviews & Photos


    Based on 34 reviews

    Alan M.
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    cold hardy plants grow tall

    cold hardy plants grow tall and usually comes back after winter looks great around swimming pool

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    Patricia M.
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    Tropical Leaves

    So far I like my banana tree and can’t wait for the banana .

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    Daniel M.
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    Plant showed up large, well packaged and is doing well. Cant wait till weather warms up and put it outside!

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    Very happy new gardener

    I recently ordered 4 items that were shipped in the same shipping container. Well sorry to say 1 out of 4 Ain’t bad. Well I called the following day and spoke with an actual live agent who listened to my issue with the item ( PR Plantain). The lady named Patricia asked if I could send her a picture of the issues via text while we were on the phone. Well she agreed the shipping company treated the plants roughly and damaged the Heavier one. She had it quickly replaced. Thank you for your great customer service.

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    Verified Buyer

    Died two months after

    I followed all planting instructions but I could not withstand Texas heat, even in partial shade.

    Fast Growing Trees Plant ExpertWe are so sorry to hear this and are happy to help with any plant that dies this quickly!
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