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Blood Banana
Musa acuminata 'Zebrina'

Family: Musaceae
Genus: Musa (MEW-suh) (Info)
Species: acuminata (ah-kew-min-AY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Zebrina

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Orange

Red-Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Variegated

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

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

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Brentwood, California

Fresno, California

San Diego, California

Apopka, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Kissimmee, Florida

Winter Haven, Florida

Richmond Hill, Georgia

Plainfield, Indiana

Cleveland, Ohio

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 11, 2006, 4747 from Chula Vista, CA wrote:

We have purchased five of these rather unusual looking banana plants and hope they reach at least eight feet but hoping for ten feet.

So far they are doing really well here in Chula Vista CA. Will update as they grow.

4747