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Musa dasycarpa

Banana

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  • Musa dasycarpa | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • Musa dasycarpa | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020

Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height1m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitOval palm-like
  • Flower ColourPurple pink
  • Leaf ColourDark green ribbed red

Description

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.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Tree, Herbaceous or Fruit

Origin

Native to North-east India.

Interest and use

House plants or in greenhouses

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilFertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

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.

Propagation

You can propagate from ripe seed or by division.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mites, aphids and mealy bugs under glass.

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