Musa acuminata 'Zebrina'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
|Botanical Pronunciation||MEW-sa ze-BRI-na|
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.|
|Design Ideas||This 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Poolside, Specimen|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Edible, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Pet Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Key Feature||Dramatic Tropical Foliage|
Prefers humus-rich, evenly moist, well-drained soils. Benefits from some protection from harsh afternoon sun in hot southern regions. Shelter from strong winds to keep leaves from tearing. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Apply fertilizer when new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 10 - 11