Musa coccinea /Scarlet Banana

Musa coccinea  / Musa coccinea
Bright scarlet inflorescence in Singapore Botanical Garden
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Bright scarlet inflorescence in Singapore Botanical Garden

Another view of th flowers

Yellow reproductive parts peeping out of scarlet bracts

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Scientific Name: Musa coccinea
Common Name: Scarlet Banana
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Flower color: Red
Fruit present: Spring, Summer, Winter
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Where hardy the red flowers and fruit may be present at any time of the year. Fruit bearing stalks die after fruiting is complete. New shoots arise from the ground yearly. Most bananas are ground hardy to zone 8b.