Golden Lotus Banana Tree

Golden Lotus Banana Tree

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  • Ornamental tree

  • Beautiful yellow flower

  • Attractive foliage

Regular price $54.95

  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way
  • Ships in 1-2 business days
  • Buy direct from the grower
  • Family owned farm since 1980
  • You're good to grow this in Zone X

For a unique addition to your landscape, the Golden Lotus banana tree will have passersby stopping to take a second at this beauty! It is native to living at 7,500 feet of elevation in the Chinese mountains of the yunnan province

The blooms on the Musella lasiocarpa banana tree resembles a large, lush lotus flower that can be grown both indoors in containers and outdoors in the ground. Its bloom color is golden yellow and its foliage is silvery-grey/green leaves with the texture of leather.

This banana tree is an ornamental plant, therefore it will not produce edible fruit.


The Golden Lotus prefers full sun to partial shade and does best in a variety of soils as long as they are well drained soils. It requires regular watering for consistent moist soil and will begin to bloom in mid-spring, often continuing to bloom until frost.

Grows best in USDA plant hardiness zones 7-10 and prefers a warmer climate. Cannot handle cold winter freezes and older leaves may die back if temperatures drop too low. Simply spread a layer mulch for your banana plant if this happens and wait until spring for its giant stalks to branch out with their yellow bracts.

Cut the stalks at ground level if vegetation is damaged from the cold. This Chinese dwarf banana plant grows best frost free and has low cold hardiness.

A wonderful dwarf banana species to add to your collection. The yellow flowers will leave your landscape looking lush. Shop our Golden Lotus Banana plant for sale.

Check out our Ornamental Banana Grow Guide and Growing Fruit Trees in Containers for more information on planting and growing bananas or if you want to know how to prune a banana tree.

Shipping information

Once your Golden Lotus Banana Tree order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

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Growing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.


Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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Botanical Name
Musella lasiocarpa

Full Sun / Partial Shade

Foliage Color

Flower Color

Mature Width
4-6 ft

Mature Height
5-6 ft

Growing Zones 7, 8, 9, 10

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