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Musa dasycarpa

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Fast growing tropical pink banana used to be known as Musa velutina. Generally 1.5m high but can reach 2.5 metres in good soil.

Musa dasycarpa | Earley, Reading, Wokingham, RG6
Pot Size
5 litres

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Common names



Musa dasycarpa (Banana). Bears yellow-orange pseudostems to 1.5m, leaves are dark green ribbed red. Inflorescence are purplish bracts and fruits are pink with white pulp.


Some of these species can be cultivated as house plants or in greenhouses. They will require fertile, moist soil and full sun. You will need to protect from winds.

Interest and use

House plants or in greenhouses

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Musa dasycarpa | Earley, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilFertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

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Earley, Reading, Wokingham, RG6
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