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

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
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

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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