Pink Banana (Musa velutina)


Musa velutina H. Wendl. & Drude 1875, commonly called Pink Banana or Velvet Pink Banana, is a dwarf-type banana plant, native to North-East India.

Pink Banana plants reach highs up to about 1,50 meter and are cultivated as ornamental plants for their stunning pink flowers and fruits. The attractive fruits are considered as edible, but are full of very hard seeds which could chip teeth. The Pink Banana (Musa velutina) is reckoned as easy to grow and will set flower and fruit in just over a year from seed. The tropical banana plant belongs to the order Zingiberales and is related with Heliconia plants (Heliconiaceae) and Ginger plants (Zingiberaceae). Musa velutina requires intermediate to warm temperatures, a high humidity and tolerates cold temperatures as low as about 6 °C. Plants should be grown in a well drained soil and should be watered regularly as they`re not drought tolerant.

Pink Banana (Musa velutina)
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Image: Pink Banana (Musa velutina)
Photographer: Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee

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