The Banana Basjoo is a great banana plant for colder climates. This plant has green leaves with a red midvein. This is the largest variety of the hardy bananas and the most cold hardy.
The Banana Basjoo does well in full sun exposure to shady areas. Make sure to be cautious of windy areas as its leaves will shred. It prefers moist, well drained soil. The Basjoo is a fast grower, producing a new leaf about once a week or so as long as the plant is getting proper nutrients. Accordingly, for the Basjoo to grow quickly and in good health, it must be fed regularly.