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Musa Velutina, Red Banana - Plant

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Velvet Pink Banana is an interesting dwarf species of banana.
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Description for Musa Velutina, Red Banana

Velvet Pink Banana is an interesting dwarf species of banana, growing only 4-6 ft tall. It bears somewhat waxy leaves which are quite large and can grow to 1-2 ft long. The flowers are pink to orange. The most ornamental part of the plant is its fruits, dwarf bananas, which are a bright, velvety pink and last for months at a time.

Fruits are covered with thin hairs. They are edible and quite sweet, but also full of seeds. This is one of the few bananas that will actually flower and fruit in the house.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Flowering banana, Ornamental banana, Velvet Pink Banana. Botanical name: Musa velutina. Family: Musaceae (Banana family) Red - 1.5 to 3 m easy

Planting and care

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
full Sun, partial shade Rich, humid Keep the soil moist 25 deg C Fertilize weekly during growing season, monthly during winter

Caring for Musa Velutina

    Pay attention to regular weeding, feed and pruning schedules to ensure your plant remains in peak condition.

Typical uses of Musa Velutina

Special features:

Culinary use: The male bud may be cooked or used in salads, while the leaves are often incorporated in making dressings.

Ornamental use: Used as an ornamental perennial plant that is usually grown for decorative purposes.

Medicinal use: The root of the plant is also sometimes used for ayurvedic preparations.

References

  • http://myfolia.com/
  • http://www.hardytropicalplants.com/

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