Musa ornata - Plant
Description for Musa ornata
Musa ornata (flowering banana) is one of more than 50 species of banana in the genus Musa of the family Musaceae. Most of these species are large tropical evergreen perennials, mainly from lowland areas with high temperature and humidity. Musa ornata originated in southeast Asia, and is cultivated for its commercial and ornamental value. The fruit is attractive but tends to be inedible
Musa ornata or Flowering Banana is a small ornamental banana with a striking pink inflorescence. Flowering lasts all season.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Flowering banana, Ornamental banana||Pink||-||1.5 to 3 m||easy|
Planting and care
|full Sun, partial shade||Rich, humid||Keep the soil moist||25 deg C||Fertilize weekly during growing season, monthly during winter|
Caring for Musa ornata
- Pay attention to regular weeding, feed and pruning schedules to ensure your plant remains in peak condition.
Typical uses of Musa ornata
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.
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