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About 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 inedibleMusa ornata or Flowering Banana is a small ornam

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Flowering banana, Ornamental banana
Maximum Reachable Height 1.5 to 3 m
Flower Colour Pink
Difficulty Level easy

Planting and care

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

Musa ornata care

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

Musa ornata uses

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

Culinary Use:

  • 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

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