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PlantFiles: Banana
Musa 'Haa Haa'

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

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Purple

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive tmccullo On Jan 1, 2007, tmccullo from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

A striking plant which bears medium bunches of delicious fruit with orange flesh. A rare form of the Iholena Family. The plant is very stout and vigorous in appearance with an unusual ivory hue to the trunk and petioles. A dwarf form of White lholena, very stout, with fruit similar to the others. Average hardiness. Fruit turns yellow long before ripe. Tends to fall over with fruit on it, so definitely needs bracing. This is a dwarf stout plant with a yellow skin and orange flesh. Striking plant producing medium bunches of delicious fruit.

We just purchased ours from Aloha Tropicals and within a day of transplanting the plant it is already growing a new leaf. It should do well here in the Houston climate.

Regional...

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

Big Pine Key, Florida
Houston, Texas



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