Musa Acuminata 'Dwarf Red'.
The Musa Acuminata 'Dwarf Red' also known as the Musa Acuminata 'Red Dacca' has an ultimate height of between 5-7ft tall. Fast growing, it has a redddish coloured stem and large exotic paddle shaped leaves, mid green in colour which create an instant impact. In the right conditions and when the plant is mature enough it can produce small edible bananas which have a reddish purple skin. The flesh inside can be softer and sweeter than ususal bananas and a cream to light pink in colour when ripe. Easy to grow, just water and feed generously during the growing season. Frost tender it makes a great ornamental plant for containers in conservatories and bright rooms, bringing a piece of tropical inside. It can also tolerate being inside all year.
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MUSA ACUMINATA 'DWARF RED'.
Latin Name: Musa Acuminata'Dwarf Red'. Musa Acuminata 'Red Dacca'.
Common Name: Musa Dwarf Red. Cuban Red. Jamaican Red. Red Banana.
Origin: South East Asia.
Hardiness: Frost tender.
Growth: Ultimate height of 5-7ft tall. Exotic paddle-shaped leaves, mid green in colour, Red Stem which can sometimes revert back to green. Edible bananas if conditions are right with reddish purple skin and ceam to light pink flesh. Takes longer to ripen than other varieties Easy to grow.
Sun: Full sun/partial shade.
Exposure: Bright sunny spot. Avoid wind.
Soil: Well drained soil. Rich soil.
Moisture: Water well in growing season.
Feed: Feed fortnightly in the growing season with high nitrogen feed.
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