Musa velutina

                A species from India that will usually  grow 5 to 7 ' high in full sun to light shade.

                Inflorescence erect, upper bracts pale pink on the outside, darker pink inside.

                Lower bracts deep pink to almost red. Male flowers light yellow to orange, about 5

                per bract. The fruits are bright pink and self-peeling on maturity which Musa velutina 

                has in common with only 2 other Musa species found in Papua New Guinea.

                Leaves dark green above, paler below with red midrib. Leaf blades 3' to 4' long.

                An attractive ornamental banana which can be grown in large pots.

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