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PlantFiles: Banana
Musa 'Praying Hands'

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

3 vendors have this plant for sale.

5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Edible Fruits and Nuts
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
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:
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive ottojones On Jun 2, 2004, ottojones from Orlando, FL wrote:

Purchased as bare slip from Going Bananas in March 2002. Started it out in a large pot but should have put it in the ground. Transplanted into ground after roots formed and growth was rapid going from 2' to 10' by late Fall. Overwintered well, only had to wrap the trunk with a blanket once, some of the leaves were damaged by frost. Growth started again in March, plant reaching over 20' and 3 new slips formed at base. Flowering began in late October 2003, too late to enjoy the warmth and rain of Central Fl Summer. Fruit did not fully mature and became infected with fungus during the winter. Cut it down Jan 2004. Three basal slips now (May 2004) between 10 - 15' high. Hope to have fruiting during warm season.

Regional...

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

Apopka, Florida
Big Pine Key, Florida
Lake Worth, Florida
Miami, Florida
Miami Beach, Florida
Ocala, Florida
Riverview, Florida
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Trenton, Florida
Winter Haven, Florida
Ladys Island, South Carolina
San Benito, Texas



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