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Bananas-Musa

Get ready. Your baby banana plant won’t be a baby for long. Each stalk of leaves will produce only one bloom, which will stay alive and colorful for weeks. The good news, though, is that long before that bloom ages, your banana will send up at least one new baby banana plant – called a sucker – to grow for you next season. Once the bloom passes, the greenery will stay lovely for a long time, though you may want to cut it back so the plant spends its energy on the babies. Continue reading

Heliconias

The first thing to know about heliconias is that they spread. Each stalk of leaves will produce only one set of colorful bracts, which will stay alive and colorful for as long as six weeks. Though the flower may die, the greenery will stay lovely for a long time. Continue reading