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PlantFiles: Banana
Musa 'Gran Nain'

Family: Musaceae
Genus: Musa (MEW-suh) (Info)
Cultivar: Gran Nain

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7 members have or want this plant for trade.

Edible Fruits and Nuts
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

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USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
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Bloom Time:
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Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
This plant is monocarpic
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive jessmerritt On Jun 12, 2005, jessmerritt from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Dwarf banana that has the best of both worlds. It has beautiful ornamental foliage and produces edible fruit. It only grows about 8-10 feet tall and is suitable for pot culture. I have mine in a pot and it summers outdoors and comes inside for the winter. Takes lots of water and is a heavy feeder. The main plant will produce fruit and then die, but leave behind pups for next year's crop. The fruit is seedless. I didn't know this until I tried to collect some, couldn't find any, and then researched it online.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fresno, California
Apopka, Florida
Navarre, Florida
Parrish, Florida
Trenton, Florida
Richmond Hill, Georgia
Harlingen, Texas

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