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Botanical names:
Musa acuminata Accepted
Musa zebrina Synonym
Musa acuminata subsp. zebrina Synonym

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
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
Eating Methods: Raw
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Stolons and runners
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Plant ID by Naomiplantypants Sep 5, 2020 7:49 PM 5
Show your pretty variegated foliage! by plantladylin Nov 27, 2019 3:40 AM 137
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Let's See Them 'Naners! by Gina1960 Apr 2, 2019 9:21 AM 3
Zingiberales!!!!! by Gina1960 Oct 18, 2019 11:02 AM 141
Banana Leaf Plant by streacy Jun 11, 2018 4:08 PM 5
Splitting a Zebrina by Christine May 22, 2018 8:52 AM 22
Growing musa velutina in NY? by Araceae Mar 24, 2018 7:48 AM 7
How are your tropicals growing? Pic's of course by Christine Nov 20, 2017 8:30 PM 243
Brightly colored foliage by purpleinopp Apr 7, 2017 5:49 AM 21

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