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Musa acuminata ‘Siam Ruby’ /Red Banana

Musa acuminata ‘Siam Ruby’  / Musa acuminata ‘Siam Ruby’
Handsome summer foliage on a plant growing in the Birmingham Botanical Garden
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Handsome summer foliage on a plant growing in the Birmingham Botanical Garden

Foliage tends to be more red or bronze in full sunlight

Attractive red and green foliage

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Scientific Name: Musa acuminata ‘Siam Ruby’
Common Name: Red Banana
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
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Comments: This banana is grown primarily for its striking reddish-bronze foliage with flecks of chartreuse. Protect plants from hard freezes. Fertilize bananas during the growing season to encourge new foliage growth.