Each Planter contains Rhinoceros dung compost and a banana palm seed. It also has full growing and aftercare instructions. Each banana palm may take up to 6 months to germinate, but should produce a banana palm. Banana hands take up to 15 months to ripen, so it is unlikely you will be able to eat any of your bananas unless they are protected from the frost and the cold. But you will end up with a very impressive palm that you have grown yourself. Ideal gift for the gardener, or the person that has everything.