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Pink Fruiting Banana (Musa Veluntina)

Categorized as: Banana

May 06, 2010 | 36587 Views | 1 Comments

Pink Fruiting Banana, Hairy Banana

Musa Veluntina is an ornamental banana with bright pink colored fruits. The plant is very attractive as a garden ornamental and its popularity is enhanced by its relative hardiness for a banana.

Musa Veluntina usually grow to 4-6ft high and 3-5ft wide. The leaves are quite large and can grow to 12-24". While not dwarf in form, this species generally remains quite small and can flower and fruit in just over a year from seed. The pink fruits are covered with thin hairs, hence its alternative common name, the Hairy Banana.



Family: Musaceae
Genus: Musa
Species: Veluntina
Cultivar: None Identified


Pink Fruiting Banana, Hairy Banana

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to 0 °F
USDA Zone 7b: to 5 °F
USDA Zone 8a: to 10 °F
USDA Zone 8b: to 15 °F
USDA Zone 9a: to 20 °F
USDA Zone 9b: to 25 °F

Height:

3-4 ft.
4-6 ft.

Light Exposure:

Full Sun
10% to 40% Shade

Growth Rate:

Fast



Response by: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  01/27/2011  at  05:15 PM

This is a really pretty plant. It definitely has an exotic feel to it. How difficult is it to grow. Does it require a lot of maintenance?

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