Musa velutina H.Wendl. & Druce

Pink Velvet Banana

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Family: Musaceae

Genus: Musa

Category: Perennial

Zones: 7 to 10

Size: To 6' tall

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun


Large tropical foliage. Small pink bananas.


Published in Gartenflora 24: 65 in 1875.

Native to India and Myanmar.


My Experience: 

A friend gave me a plant in Spring 2011. Thinking it was Musa basjoo I replaced my Musa basjoo by the pool with it, hoping it would get taller. When it flowered, I realized it was actually Musa velutina. In spring 2013 I moved one to the Blue Bird Perennials garden, several to the Big Trees and Birds garden and some to the right property line.

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