General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 5 to 6 feet (1.5-1.8m)
Plant Spread: 5 to 6 feet (1.5-1.8m)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Cream to yellow
Flower Time: Other: Seasonal. Bloom can occur in any season depending on size of plant and climate.
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Suitable as Annual
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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Common names
  • Blood Banana
  • Banana
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Musa acuminata
  • Synonym: Musa zebrina
  • Synonym: Musa acuminata subsp. zebrina

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