• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast grower to 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Tropical Foliage
    Blooms:
    Summer
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:MEW-sa ze-BRI-na
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast grower to 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Yellow
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleTropical
    Design IdeasThis Banana can turn a neglected backyard corner into a lush jungle of stems and leaves. Clumping Banana such as this are very effective fillers and background plants. Perfect for Asian gardens and those with a tropical flair. Equally at home around swimming pools and water gardens. Grows well in pots on porch or patio, to flank sculpture, fountains or specialty furniture. Plant with a bold hand knowing it won't overwhelm like the larger Banana.
    Companion PlantsCrossvine (Bignonia); Mandevilla (Mandevilla); Plumbago (Plumbago); Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Fatsia (Fatsia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Prefers humus-rich, evenly moist, well-drained soils. Likes some shelter from harsh afternoon sun in hot southern regions. Shelter from strong winds to keep leaves from tearing. Follow a regular watering schedule to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer when new growth begins in spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.