Sumatran Blood Banana

8 Jun

Sumatra Blood Banana (Musa sumatrana), evergreen, slow to moderate growth to 6-7 feet with equal spread, yellow flowers, gray-green leaves blotched with wine-red, full sun to filtered shade, rich well drained soil, regular water, good container plant.

The blood banana, is a subspecies of the wild banana Musa acuminata native to Sumatra, Indonesia. The blood banana is an ornamental plant, named for the dark red patches on its leaves, though its small seeded fruits are also edible.

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