Musella lasiocarpa – Golden Lotus Banana




  • Common name: Chinese dwarf banana
  • Family: Musaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
  • Flower colour: Yellow  Foliage colour: Green
  • Plant Type: Decorative Plant
  • Hardiness Rating (RHS) H4 (-10 to -5 °C)
  • Musella lasiocarpum, commonly known as Chinese dwarf banana, golden lotus banana or Chinese yellow banana, is a plant of the Ensete genus.
  • Just before blooming, the flower resembles a lotus – from which the plant gets one of its names.
  • Tiny flowers grow in between the bracts. Its leaves have a slight glaucous sheen to them and are more resistant to wind than bananas in the Musa genus. It’s ideal for growing in a tropical style garden.


  • The saplings will flower in a year


  • It is fairly hardy and will survive all but the worst temperate winters with minimal protection.
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • Temperature: -10 ~ 30 °C
  • Climate: Dry

Height ( Adult ):

  • Small: 60cm   Large: 70cm   X-Large: 80cm


The plant is native to the Yunnan province in China, where it grows high in the mountains up to an altitude of 2500 m. 

Flowering: 200-250 days