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 inedibleMusa ornata or Flowering Banana is a small ornamental banana with a striking pink inflorescence. Flowering lasts all season.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Flowering banana, Ornamental banana
Maximum Reachable Height
1.5 to 3 m
Planting and care
Pay attention to regular weeding, feed and pruning schedules to ensure your plant remains in peak condition.
Musa ornata care
full Sun, partial shade
Keep the soil moist
25 deg C
Fertilize weekly during growing season, monthly during winter
Musa ornata uses
Used as an ornamental perennial plant that is usually grown for decorative purposes
The root of the plant is also sometimes used for ayurvedic preparations
The male bud may be cooked or used in salads, while the leaves are often incorporated in making dressings
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Musa ornata ?
Musa ornata is commonly known as Flowering banana, Ornamental banana
How tall do Musa ornata grow?
On average Musa ornata grows 1.5 to 3 m
What color are Musa ornata ?
A Musa ornata plant bears flowers of color Pink
How hard is Musa ornata to grow?
A Musa ornata is easy
How much sunlight does a Musa ornata need?
A Musa ornata prefers full Sun, partial shade
How much water does a Musa ornata need?
A Musa ornata prefers watering Keep the soil moist
What kind of soil does a Musa ornata need?
A Musa ornata prefers Rich, humid
What temperature does a Musa ornata like?
A Musa ornata prefers 25 deg C
How often should I fertilize my Musa ornata ?
To encourage Musa ornata growth, Fertilize weekly during growing season, monthly during winter
Tuesday, 05 November 2019
Got the plant in good condition, and it is growing well.