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PlantFiles: Banana
Musa 'Siam Ruby'

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

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

25 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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


Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:

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
1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral SuburbanNinja80 On Sep 1, 2012, SuburbanNinja80 from Plainfield, IN (Zone 6a) wrote:

It was beautiful until over fertilize to and killed it on accident. Note to self don't listen to others on YouTube.

Positive TropiSocal_dave On Jun 23, 2009, TropiSocal_dave from Garden Grove, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

I was surprised my plant melted away during our mild (zone) 10a winter. Fortunately, I have 5 new trunks emerging in it's place. White flies like to lay their eggs on the bottom of the leaves, but weren't invaded as bad as the canna and hibiscus plants. The flies were easy to control. It is a beautiful plant worth having.


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

Fresno, California
Garden Grove, California
Lincoln, California
Lake Worth, Florida
Naples, Florida
Navarre, Florida
Niceville, Florida
Palm City, Florida
Port Charlotte, Florida
Muncie, Indiana
Plainfield, Indiana
Louisville, Kentucky
Bossier City, Louisiana
Vinton, Louisiana
Pass Christian, Mississippi
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Blythewood, South Carolina
Lexington, South Carolina
Galveston, Texas
La Porte, Texas

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