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Musa sumatrana, Musa acuminata ssp. zebrina, Blood Leaf Banana

Musa sumatrana, Musa acuminata ssp. zebrina

Blood Leaf Banana
Family: Musaceae
Origin: Southeast Asia
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliageSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The Blood Leaf Banana is a subspecies of the wild banana species Musa acuminata, one of the two ancestors of modern edible bananas. This plant is grown for its attractive foliage. The fruit is seeded. The stem is completely red. The leaves are narrow with green and red mottling on the top and solid maroon coloring on the bottom.

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