Siam Ruby Banana

Musa 'Siam Ruby'

SKU
07252
Huge, tropical, ruby red leaves splashed with bright lime green, each offering a unique pattern of colors. Young plants start out more green and color intensifies with sun exposure. Thrives in hot, humid areas. Perfect for poolside plantings as a backdrop to smaller tropical plants. Stunning in large patio containers. A frost-tender perennial.
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Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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Botanical PronunciationMEW-sa
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; forms foliage clumps 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenSemi-evergreen
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorBurgundy
Garden StyleContemporary, Tropical
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Poolside, Privacy Screen, Specimen
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsJapanese Forest Grass (Hakonechola); Crossvine (Bignonia); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia); Fringe Flower (Loropetalum)

Prefers humus-rich, evenly moist, well-drained soils. Protect from strong winds to prevent foliage damage and from harsh afternoon sun in hotter summer regions. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish root system. Fertilize in early spring. In colder climates, shelter or move indoors before the threat of frost.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-10

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