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Musa x paradisiaca is often confused with:
Musa acuminata
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Musa acuminata
Fragaria x ananassa Close up of flower
Selenicereus undatus Selenicereus undatus

Banana Musa x paradisiaca

Other plants called Banana:

Previously known as:

  • Musa paradisiaca
  • Musa sapientum
Phonetic Spelling
MEW-suh par-uh-DIS-ee-uh-ka
Description

A hybrid between M. acuminata and M. balbisiana.  While this species does include some dessert bananas, it mostly contains cultivars of starchy cooking bananas and plantains.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#edible plant#tropical perennials#herbaceous perennials#hybrids#edible fruits#fruits#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats#tropical
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#edible plant#tropical perennials#herbaceous perennials#hybrids#edible fruits#fruits#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats#tropical
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Musa
    Species:
    x paradisiaca
    Family:
    Musaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Malesia
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Herbaceous Perennial
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    10b, 10a, 11b, 11a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Brown/Copper
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Length:
    > 3 inches
    Fruit Width:
    1-3 inches
    Fruit Description:
    An elongated fruit with a thick peel. Tends to be starchier than more commonly known bananas.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No