Musa ornata or Flowering Banana is a small ornamental banana with a striking pink inflorescence.
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