Banana
Musa 'Siam Ruby'

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

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Burgundy

Dark/Black

Red

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Variegated

Mottled

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Non-patented

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

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

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

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.