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Musa velutina /Pink Velvet Banana

Musa velutina  / Musa velutina
Cluster of bananas in late summer
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Cluster of bananas in late summer

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Scientific Name: Musa velutina
Common Name: Pink Velvet Banana
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Flower color: Pink
Fruit present: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: Has hot pink fruit that are striking against the bold green leaves. It will fruit in zones 8 and 9 when the stalks are not killed to the ground some years.