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Musa acuminata 'Siam Ruby'


Musa acuminata

~Siam Ruby~


Red Banana

origin: Papua New Guinea

      A truly red banana! The leaves are red with a hint of bronze and chartreuse green flecks and blotches.

The trunk and leaves of this exotic tropical are burgundy with irregular iridescent lime green variegation in the foliage. Siam Ruby is so colorful, you have to have it!

'Siam Ruby' adds dramatic color to any garden setting, also looks stunning all alone.

You are bidding on live bare root seedlings with vigorous root systems * inches tall with * leaves born and grown in Hawaii.

Musa ‘Siam Ruby’ is a spectacular and unique ornamental banana cultivar with beautiful ruby red leaves which are sometimes speckled with random small specks of chartreuse green. ‘Siam Ruby’ screams for one’s attention and makes an excellent focal plant in any tropical garden. Leaves of ‘Siam Ruby’ are held at a slightly higher angle than most other Musa plants.

Discovered growing in the wild in Papua New Guinea and is most probably a sport of Musa acuminata ‘Tapo’. When it was first offered for sale via online nurseries, this ornamental banana cultivar was referred to via two other cultivar names, namely, ‘Palawan Red’ and ‘Ace of Hearts’. It took some time before everyone settled for the cultivar name 'Siam Ruby’.

The leaves are a stunning, dark ruby red with tiny green flecks...the more sun, the more intense the color. This is one banana that loves intense heat and humidity. Young plants are bright green with red highlights. ‘Siam Ruby’ starts to develop the red colors at about 12 inches tall. Stronger light will bring out brighter, stronger red colors and better contrast with the occasional green variegation.
As a small plant Siam Ruby is more golden yellow and hints of the red to come. It will develop that rich vibrant color before you know it.


This dwarf banana astonishes with its giant wine-red foliage speckled with lime green splotches and stems of claret. As each leaf unfurls, there is a surprising new pattern variation. This standout lends tropical flair to the garden without overwhelming it. Cultivated as a sport of Musa 'Tapo' in Papua, New Guinea, and brought to the U.S. only three years ago, it is magnificent in large pots planted with smaller complementary foliage and flowering plants. This Indonesian native thrives in summer's heat and humidity.



This banana cultivar seems to produce suckers quite prolifically. New suckers that emerge have leaves that are often less red in colour and feature a prominent yellow mid-rib and veins. The leaves of the young plant are more comparatively narrower and have a sharp leaf tip.
Unlike other bananas, suckers of ‘Siam Ruby’ are best taken from the parent clump and allow to establish first in a pot of fertile, well-draining soil before transplant to a spot in the garden.

‘Siam Ruby’ is not an easy ornamental banana plant to grow. Note that drainage is exceptionally important to this particular banana cultivar, otherwise plants can rot at the base. It thrives under full sun so that leaves take on an intense ruby red color. Also, avoid letting the leaves become injured as broken parts can become infected easily. Hence it is recommended to space other plants apart from ‘Siam Ruby’. Clumps tend to become quite crowded rather quickly and hence thinning of suckers need to be performed periodically. Like all other bananas, ‘Siam Ruby’ prefers to be grown in fertile soil that is rich in organic matter. Mulch plants with well-rotted compost to keep roots moist and cool. Feed with organic fertilizer that is also rich in potassium.




Growing Information

  • Hardiness: Zone 9-10

  • Light: Full/Part

  • Soil: Well drained

  • Mature Height: 8-10'

  • Fertilizer: All bananas are heavy feeders. Provide plenty of water and fertilizer during growing season. Recommended 6-2-12 fertilizer.



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     All live plants are shipped bare-root wrapped in moist sphagnum moss to ensure the plant’s healthy transit to you. All live plants are Inspected By USDA Plant Inspectors before they are shipped to insure you get healthy pest free plants and seeds.

We ship via USPS Mondays-Wednesday with Delivery confirmation.

  All plant materials are required by LAW to inspected and certified by USDA prior to export Hawaii to the US Mainland.

 After Inspection, USDA stamps released for export Hawaii to the US Mainland. All items are delivered to USDA Inspection Station at Honolulu International airport.

USDA Certification charge is included in Shipping and Handling @ $5 fee per item/species.

There is a packing & custom boxing fee.

Last and usually least is USPS postage (shipping).



         We can ship live plants to the US only. Only Domestic Shipping and Handling includes USDA Certification.

We ship Seeds Internationally.

  All International shipments are at Buyer's Risk. Please spend no more more than you can lose!

Proper Permits and Documents are the BUYER's responsibility. Please request any documents prior to shipping.

For foreign customers, please check your laws concerning permitting and customs, additional shipping and handling costs may apply.

         The additional charge for any Phytosanitary Certificate is not included in this offer.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ON LIVE PLANTS is available only under these conditions!

All international orders are shipped at the BUYER's RISK  (shipped with or without documents) and no refunds or replacements are offered for Dead On Arrival, loss, confiscation, Customs Seizure, unanticipated charges, etc.


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            We accept online payments only through PayPal, Cash payments are only acceptable for in-person payments and cash-on-delivery (COD). Cash payment can not be sent through the mail.

      Please only one Paypal payment. SO THE COMBINED SHIPPING RULE WILL CAN BE USED. Multiple paypal payments are NOT eligible for discounts.

        We will ship once a week - ON or BEFORE WEDNESDAYS, because of the special stamps needed to ship plants and cuttings to you.  This can only be done at the Dept. of Agriculture.  If payments are not met before that MONDAY, your items will be shipped the following week and lose the combined discount opportunity.

         Non-paying bidders may receive negative feedback and will be reported as an unpaid item to eBay.



INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING is not included in this offer.   INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ON LIVE PLANTS on a case by case basis.

We will combine shipping for auctions won on the same week paid with same paypal payment.

   This policy is good for auction items bought and paid for in the week ending MONDAY.

Payment must be received within 7 days of the auction ending. 

Combined Discounts Won Auctions

     For 2-3 winning auctions, the combined discount is 10% of the total Shipping and Handling charges. For 4-7 winning auctions, the combined discount is 20% of the total Shipping and Handling charges. For 7+ winning auctions, the combined discount is 30% of the total Shipping and Handling charges.


         As each order is packed and prepared separately you will pay the quoted S/H charges individually per item. If you buy the same species in that item it does calculate out the discount (i.e.: additional item $3.61). My stores' combined shipping is built in for same items rather than a varied selection. Includes postage, USDA certification and inspection, proper packing and delivery to Airport for prompt delivery. I can’t really change any of these. If you want one of this and one of that, it gets hard to discount much as each different species requires it's own prep & packing, then at USDA each has to be unwrapped and inspected then repacked. USDA requires me to clean and prepare every last piece before we drive them to the Inspection Station on the other side of the island. It takes my wife and I, a day to pack items and get ready to ship. The whole next day we drive around the island and get inspected (2-3 hours), then drive to the Airport Post Office to drop off. It takes the same work with the same type item if you can understand.


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        When you order a plant we assume you are prepared to care for it. Please have potting media and a container prepared for your plant before it arrives. Shipping can be stressful on a plant, and any mistakes that you make upon arrival can stress the plant further, which is not good. Proper care is critical upon arrival. It is your responsibility to know how to care for the plant.

Not every plant that I order through the mail survives, and I am aware of that and accept the risk when I order. This is the risk that you as the buyer accept, because there is no way to know what kind of conditions it will endure in the trip to your door. My responsibility ends when a live plant is delivered to your door. Live arrival is guaranteed, eternal survival is up to you.

 Do NOT email me a week after potting your plant, and make a claim it arrived damaged. From delivery confirmation, you have only 48 hours from delivery confirmation to make any claim.


All claims need to be supported with Photos of the damaged plant(s) as packed/unpacked, the box if damaged, the packing materials and any documents. I am very reasonable and understanding, anything can happen to small plants in transit.

The expense to send it to you is most of your payment. To send any replacement (s), I try to piggy back with your next order.

Replacement is not an option for CUSTOMS SEIZURE.

ALL OF MY ITEMS ARE SHIPPED USDA CERTIFIED WITHIN THE U.S.- USDA and USPS fees are included in the actual cost of shipping and Handling.

Please do not leave a 1 or 2 in my detailed seller ratings for postage fees or any reason really because I will block you from any further purchases. I ship items the best and least expensive option. These are coming from Hawaii. The only thing inexpensive here in Hawaii are my items!! I do ship all my items promptly via best method--if you feel like the combined shipping fee is wrong, please wait to be invoiced and check back with me-I value your business and will work diligently to keep you satisfied. I am very generous and reasonable with reasonable people, just ask.


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         Seller warrants seed to be of the variety and quantity advertised. Safe delivery is guaranteed and seeds lost or damaged during shipment will be replaced at seller's expense. Claims must be made within 7 days of shipment. All other replacements, refunds, returns and exchanges will be made at the sole discretion of the seller.

  Seed is a live product which depends on many important related grower skills such as proper planting time, seed depth, type of soil, irrigation, proper use of fertilizers, weed controls, fungicides, insecticides, disease free soil, and reasonable weather conditions during the growing period. Germination is affected by such factors as temperature, moisture content, light intensity and contamination of planting media. These factors are totally out of the seller's control and are the buyer's responsibility and risk. Consequentially, the seller cannot unconditionally guarantee seed to perform properly regardless of conditions or the buyer's methods or mistakes.

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