Since Musa Mekong Giant is considered to be as hardy as Musa Basjoo, and it also looks different with the potential to reach 40 feet in a warmer climate, and still grow at a faster rate then basjoo, I decided to try it out. This banana is characterized by very tall purple stems and more spaced out as opposed to basjoo's clumped together appearance.
As I got them, as expected, they were already perhaps 18 inch tall plants and looking pretty good. I got these off of eBay.
Since these guys are so skinny, I had to plant them up into 2 gallon pots and I'm keeping them in full sun to hope that it stays warm for at least another couple weeks to give these guys a chance to thicken up their stems, grow more roots and be ready to be planted 1 foot deep in their final planting site.I also added rooting hormones to hopefully speed up the process a little bit.
The dried leaves were peeled away in order to maximize photosynthesis as shown in this picture. It also makes them look a lot prettier.
Here's the largest one. I hope it stays warm enough for each of them to unfold 1-2 leaves before they're planted.