Musa Acuminata Zebrina
Scientific name : >> Local name : kluai Suar Pran, Thahan Pran, Laed.
Origin : Sumatra, Indonesia
Flower colour : pendulous, red-brown
Soil : rich, neutral
sun/shade : full sun
watering : Requires consistently moist soil
Hardiness : not lower than 5 ° C
Height : 300cm
Overall information : The blood banana (Musa acuminata ssp. zebrina), is a subspecies of the wild banana Musa acuminata native to Sumatra, Indonesia. The blood banana is an ornamental plant, named for the dark red patches on its leaves, though its small seeded fruits are also edible. (from wiki)
Blood bananas are native to Java, Indonesia. They are notable for being one of the earliest banana subspecies to be spread by humans out of Southeast Asia. Introduced eastward to Africa, it became the ancestors for the genetically distinct and commercially important East African Highland bananas (Mutika/Lujugira subgroup of the AAA group).
It is probably the only seeded banana to ever be introduced into Hawaii before European contact. It is known as the Mai'a 'Oa inHawaiian, though the name is also applied to the species Musa balbisiana which was introduced later on.(from wiki)
There is still a lot of confusion about this species. The Thai name Suar Pran, means Red Tiger but there are different species like this under the same name. But the blood banana is a slender and very graceful banana. Easy to grow, just water it plenty and give it full sun.
We ship only healthy (in pot) growing plants. We cut them back and ship them bare root in a 40cm strong cardboard box . Box specially designed for plant transport and is tested for international airfreight . We use Thai registered airmail. EMS is also possible but prices are on request.
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