Musa x paradisiaca is the accepted name for the hybrid between Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana. It likes slightly acid soil for the leaves to have good variegation. It may flower and fruit at any season of the year. Prefers full sun, but in hot areas should be protected from burning sun especially before stablished. In areas with too hot and too bright sun, it may not do well in full sun, and dry conditions scorch them. Need some special care to show its best: acid soil (ph 6.0 or less), partial shade and protection from high winds to prevent drying and sun burning. It can be grown in a container as a specimen.