Banana (Musa acuminata) in the Bananas Database

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Banana
Give a thumbs up Dwarf Banana

Botanical names:
Musa acuminata Accepted
Musa corniculata Synonym
Musa simiarum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 20'
Plant Spread: 10'
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: Cream
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Other: Seasonal. Bloom can occur in any season depending on size of plant and climate.
Underground structures: Rhizome
Edible Parts: Fruit
Flowers
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Stolons and runners
Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Comments:
Posted by MamaIve12 (Florida - Zone 10b) on Aug 12, 2012 5:09 PM

Banana plants can be grown in containers. They just need a little extra care.

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