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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 nameFlower coloursBloom timeHeightDifficulty
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

SunlightSoilWaterTemperatureFertilizer
full Sun, partial shadeRich, humidKeep the soil moist25 deg CFertilize 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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What garden lovers say ... ?

5 / 5 amit kumar 30 August 2017
i am very excited on seeing a live plant online.
5 / 5 Alka Devi 21 August 2017
Super happy with this. The packaging was great and the plant itself is exactly what I wanted.
5 / 5 Sriram Sena 17 August 2017
IS this, an indoor plant ????
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