Musa acuminata 'Siam Ruby'

Siam Ruby Banana

May 2012

May 2012


Family: Musaceae

Genus: Musa

Parent: Musa acuminata

Category: Perennial

Zones: 9 to 10

Size: To 8' tall

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Winter In


Red foliage with green splotches.


Sport of Musa 'Tapo' from Papua, New Guinea.

Other Cultivars: 

My Experience: 

I purchased a 4" pot from Santa Rosa in March 2012 and overwintered it in the Conservatory. I potted it up in 2013 and it reached a height of about 5'.

Sources of Information

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