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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
USDA Zone: 8-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapBig tree taller than 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterRegular waterOrnamental foliage

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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Banana Blood Leaf, Musa x sumatrana Zebrina Rojo

This outstanding banana features green leaves with red splashes on top, and burgundy undersides, giving rise to the name Blood Leaf Banana. It shows up well against solid green companion plants, and performs well in containers. It will overwinter nicely in colder climates and produces small red fruit.
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Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster
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6-10"/1-3 gal pot, large plant
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