General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Plant Height: 12 to 20 feet
Plant Spread: 6 to 10 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: Creamy-white to yellowish-white
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
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Stolons and runners
Offsets
Pollinators: Bats
Wind
Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Monoecious

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Common names
  • Banana
  • Dwarf Banana
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Musa acuminata
  • Synonym: Musa corniculata
  • Synonym: Musa simiarum

Comments:
  • Posted by MamaIve12 (Florida - Zone 10b) on Aug 12, 2012 5:09 PM concerning plant:
    Banana plants can be grown in containers. They just need a little extra care.

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