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Musa Acuminata

Botanical Name:

Musa acuminata

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How to Grow
Water
Low
Water sparingly, allowing the mix to nearly dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Full Sun
6+ hours of direct sun per day
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Fruit, Perennials, Herb/Forb, Edible, Herbaceous Perennial, Herb.

Lifespan

Perennial

Flower

Outer 3-lobed tepal ± 2.5 cm. long, yellow at the apex; free tepal ± 1.5 cm. long, translucent; ovary glabrous, or partially or entirely pubescent. Outer 3-lobed tepal of ♂ flowers 3.5-4.5 cm. long and ± 1.2 cm. wide, yellow above; inner tepal ± 1.5-2 cm. long, the apiculum 1-2 mm. long; stamens 5, 4-5 cm. long.

Fruit

An elongated, peelable fruit with creamy flesh. Many commercial cultivars are often bred to be seedless., Fruits 10-20 in each group, each 8-13 cm. long, 1.5-3 cm. in diameter, first green but becoming yellow when fully ripe.

Taxonomy

Order

Zingiberales

Family

Musa - Bananas

Genus

Musa

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