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Musa zebrina - Plant

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The blood banana, is a variety of the wild banana Musa acuminata native to Sumatra, Indonesia. The blood banana is an ornamental plant, named for the dark red patches on its leaves, though its small seeded fruits are also edible.

Common name: blood banana
Color: Cream to yellow
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer
Height: 5.00 to 6.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Soil drainage is important for bananas. To improve soil fertility and drainage before planting a banana, amend the native soil with organic matter like compost. If planting in a container, choose growing medium formulated for container plants. Garden soils are too heavy and moisture absorbing for your red banana to survive.

Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Medium

Temprature: 57ºF

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • Water applied too frequently will cause the roots of a red banana to rot.
  • As you establish your watering routine, check soil moisture before watering.
  • The soil should be mostly dry -- although not completely dry -- before watering again.
  • Container plants may need to be watered more frequently than those grown in the ground.


Special Feature:
Whether grown outdoors in the landscape or indoors as a houseplant, bananas (even dwarf cultivars) need lots of space. They are classic tropical foliage plants, which, if they fruit, produce attractive bunches of yellow bananas. Effective when grown as a garden centerpiece or for tropical flair near water bodies.
Use
Culinary use:
  • leaves

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.


Note:
No serious insect or disease problems.

Reference:
http://homeguides.sfgate.com/plant-care-red-bananas-42159.html http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=c539
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