our own varieties:
Musa rubinea var. "orange"
Musa rubinea var. "vino-tinto"
Musa x assamica
Ensete glaucum elephant
Musa basjoo snow banana
Musa coccinea red torch banana
Musa xishuangbannaensis, the tallest of all
bananas (newly described)
Musa ornata ornate banana
Musa sikkimensis the most cold tolerant species of the Himalayas
Musa splendida giant red banana
Musa yunnanensis, a new species
Musa rubinea Yunnan dwarf banana, another new
Musa sp.nov., the latest discovery with the
Musa sp., not yet identified species from limestone
Musella lasiocarpa GOLDEN LOTUS Banana: the most
outstanding of all bananas and a sacred species of Buddhism
Musella is endemic to South West Yunnan and the places it grows are
high mountains up to 2500 m altitude where winters can be quite frosty.
The banana, formerly one of the sacred flowers of local Buddhism, has
become very rare as it served a food for people and livestock during
We found specimen in the garden of a buddhist monastery near the border
to Myanmar. We propagated it successfully and now the first harvest
of seeds is available. We will make sure that this extraordinary beautiful
species will retain a viable population in Yunnan.
We have consequently cultivated the species to ensure its survival and
have now produced quantities that can be exported in moderate numbers.
For purchase of flowering plants, please see our distributors in Europe
and the US below.
A Musella flower after about half a year of flowering - and yet another
few months to go.
Golden Lotus is used as an ornament in Buddhist monasteries of Xishuangbanna,
The newly starting inflorescence is occasionally copied in ornamental
Golden Lotus paper ornaments in a Buddhist temple.
Our mature Golden Lotus plants are now available on wholesale
see more pictures of Musella
Golden Lotus is one of the sacred
flowers in Buddhism.
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Imagine, the traceability of your supply chain leads your
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our whole sale offer for mature plants of Musella lasiocarpa:
the Golden Lotus Banana:
in Europe and USA:
new horticultural product now available wholesale in Europe and the US:
GOLDEN LOTUS BANANAs
Contact our partners for direct delivery of flowering Golden Lotus to
your home in:
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Tel: (407) 884-8600
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