In its natural environment, the Sikkim banana grows in altitudes of more that 2000 meters. The same species can also be found in the mountainous terrain of northern Thailand. The habitat is known for its long winters with its snow, high winds and frost. That means that the Sikkim banana can also be grown in temperate climes of northern Europe and North-America.
The fruits are edible but full of seeds. The fruits are described as lax, arising from large, brown callosities on axis, angled at maturity. The pulp is scanty, dirty white to pale brownish-pink. The taste is described as being sweet with an aftertaste of watermelons. One can grow this species easily from seed.