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PlantFiles: Dwarf Brazilian Banana
Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Brazilian'

Family: Musaceae
Genus: Musa (MEW-suh) (Info)
Species: acuminata (ah-kew-min-AY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Dwarf Brazilian
Additional cultivar information: (aka Santa Catarina Prata, Prata Ana)

4 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

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USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
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:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

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Bloom Color:
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Bloom Time:
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Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:

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

Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Jungleman On Apr 20, 2009, Jungleman from Pasadena, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Native of Brazil, a mutation of 'Brazilian'. Known for wind resistance, as it has tough leaves. Seems to make offsets easily.


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

Fresno, California
Pasadena, California
Vallejo, California
Honomu, Hawaii
La Feria, Texas

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