Scientific Name: Musa ornata
Common Names: Flowering Banana, Ornamental Banana
Growth Habit: Herb/ForbEdible – The flesh of the ripe fruits is edible, but these bananas are very seedy and not worth the trouble to eat.The ornamental bananas described here include tall, medium-size, and dwarf plants; some of the tall sorts are the size of trees. All types are fast growing; all have soft, thickish stalks (called pseudostems) and spread by suckers or underground roots to form clumps that are often as wide as or wider than the plant is tall.
Spectacular-looking long, typically broad leaves are easily tattered by strong winds, so choose protected planting sites. Will usually regrow from roots if cut down by frost; in frost-prone areas, locate plants where their absence won't be conspicuous.
Give rich soil; feed heavily. Can be grown in containers and overwintered indoors (cut tops off tall plants). No water or fertilizer needed until moved outdoors after last spring frost. To overwinter plants in the ground in northern parts of hardiness range, mulch heavily in early winter.
** Plants photos are for representation purpose only. We will make best efforts to send the plants as in photos itself, however it is not always guaranteed as plants might overgrow or shrink depending on the season, care or age.