Ornamental FLOWERING Banana 10 LIVE Seeds Musa BECCARII
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Flowering Banana, Ornamental Banana, Purple Banana
beccarii Simmonds var. beccarii
The name beccarii was given in honor of Odoardo Beccari, an Italian
naturalist who has done much work in Borneo.
You are bidding on * fresh seeds collected and grown in
Musa Beccarii is an elegant medium-sized ornamental banana that
suckers freely. The dark pink to dark red inflorescence is great for flower
arrangements and makes a spectacular focal point in any tropical garden.
With beautiful pest-free foliage and a burgundy midrib running down it's leaves, Musa
Beccarii produces an upright, cone-like, long lived inflorescence with red,
tightly overlapping bracts that sport yellowish green tips.
beccarii is a late bloomer. It is always the last to start growing in the
spring and then never flowers until late in the year. This is a very
sensitive banana and will go dormant once temperatures get to near 40F.
The very similar Musa velutina and Musa coccinea both produce upright lotus-like bracts,
but it's the ornamental display of pink to purple flowers that makes Musa
Musa Beccarii is a must-have for its purple-red-pink bracts that scream for attention.
The closely overlapping bracts are shiny, green and red with yellow tips.
The plants begins flowering when 1 to 1.5 m high. Inflorescence appears at
the top of the stem which has very short but rough hairs.
The plant is 3 to 3.5 meters tall, the pseudo-stem 1 to 1.5 meters high. The
sheaths are green and shiny with a brown-purple rim. The petiole is 30 to 35
cm long. The leaves are long and narrow, up to 100 cm long and 30 cm wide,
bright green, oblong and lanceolate.
The fruits appear in an upright small group of 2 to 5 hands each with 1 to 3
fruits. The fruit appears on a short fruit stem. The fruit is cylindrical
but narrower towards the tip. It is between 5 and 15 cm long and 2 cm in
The Musa Beccarii is a revered fruiting banana grown here in Hawaii. Ornamental
bananas are the current rage of landscaping.
Generally divided into two categories, the classification of bananas consist edible and
ornamental bananas. Musa Beccarii, with its lanky form and burgundy flowers, gives a
dramatic accent to any bed of greens.
Musa Beccarii is an excellent indoor plant and is one of the few
bananas that will actually flower and bear fruit indoors. It prefers a shady
location, but tolerates full sun.
The ornamental flowers are female and male.
Sometimes there are hermaphrodite flowers; they are self-pollinated. Viable seed is then
The plant has an corm or underground tuber from which the pseudo-stem grows.
When bloom is finished, this corm dies but makes new corms from which new
plants grow. It produces suckers freely.
Bananas are gross feeders requiring
copious amounts of fertilizer (preferably of the organic bone meal sort) too keep them
robust and healthy.
Under good conditions Musa Beccarii grows to maturity quickly.
Flowers are pink
to magenta red with 2'-3' long glossy green leaves. The fruits are green and narrow.
Bloom Color: Pale Pink.
Scarlet (Dark Red),
It can be grown indoors in a container since this is an excellent
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; direct sow after last frost.
For reasons of pollination it is best to have more than one banana
Requires consistently moist soil; Rich,
Nutritious, draining moist soil: It needs lots of
water. do not let dry out between waterings. It
needs plenty of water during growing season,
fertilize weekly during growing season
grow in container and keep frost
free during the winter.
8-10 ft. (2.4-3.1 m)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 9: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Sun Exposure: Sun, semi-shade, shade
Late Fall/Early Winter
Foliage: Grown for foliage, Deciduous
Soil pH requirements: 6.1 (mildly acidic)
to 7.5 (neutral)
A few weeks to a few months
soak the seeds for 1-2 days in tepid water
sow in a light substrate, keep
maintain a constant temperature between 20 °C and 25 °C (68-77 °F)
Re-pot: when the seedlings or plants are bigger
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conditions during the growing period. Germination is affected by such factors as
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