A picture of a Banana

Banana

Musa textilis

Also known as

Manila hemp, Abaca

Musa textilis BotGardBln07122011C by User:BotBln (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering

Expected size

Height
Spread

6m

Max

4m

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Musa textilis
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Banana Overview

Pseudostems to 6m are greenish purple. Leaves are to 2m long, oblong and bright green often spotted brown. Fruits are to 7cm long.

Common problems with Banana

How to propagate Banana

Seed

Propagate from ripe seed.

Division

Division.

Other uses of Banana

Grown for their foliage, flowers and fruits (bananas), not all of which are edible.