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Musa

Botanical Name:

Musa

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Rich, Well-Drained, 5.5-7 pH
Heat Tolerant
104°F / 40°C
Cold Tolerant
40-60°F / 4-15°C
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Herbaceous, Perennial

Lifespan

Perennial Zones 9-11

Plant Height

12-20 ft / 3-6 m

Flower

Tightly wrapped green, brown, red, or dark purple flower bracts grow around thin stemmed male flowers. Eaten as a vegetable in many places.

Fruit

Elongated, fleshy berries that contain many seeds. They form green and turn yellow, red, or purple when ripe.

Benefits
Ornamental

Broad, fan-shaped foliage floats high atop the fleshy green stems with ornate hanging bunches of colorful fruit.

Taxonomy

Order

Zingiberales

Family

Musaceae

Genus

Musa

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