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Common name:
Golden Lotus Banana
Musaceae or Banana family
Sun growing, Semi shade
Normal, Can tolerate more
Primarily grown for:
Flowering season:
Flowers once in many years
Flower or Inflorescence color:
Foliage color:
Plant Height or length:
1 to 2 meters
Plant Spread or Width:
1 to 2 meters
Plant Form:
Special Character:
  • Auspicious or Feng Shui plant
  • Rare Plant or difficult to get plant
  • Good for Cut flowers
  • Good for Hedges and Borders

Plant Description:

Musa is a genus of flowering plants in the family Musaceae, native to tropical Southeast Asia and Australasia. The most well-known species in this genus is the common banana (Musa acuminata), which is widely cultivated for its fruit throughout the tropical world.

Other species in the genus Musa include:

  • Musa balbisiana, which is used as a parent in the breeding of many cultivated banana varieties.
  • Musa x paradisiaca, which includes the sweet banana varieties that are typically sold in supermarkets.
  • Musa ornata, an ornamental banana species with pink or red bracts (large, colorful leaves that resemble petals) and yellow flowers.
  • Musa velutina, a small, cold-tolerant banana species with pink flowers.

All species of Musa are herbaceous perennial plants that grow from underground rhizomes. They have large, paddle-like leaves and produce large, drooping clusters of flowers that are followed by the development of fruit. The fruit of most Musa species is an elongated, fleshy berry that contains seeds. The fruit of the common banana, however, is seedless and is considered a "false berry."

The Musa species are easy to grow, but they need tropical or subtropical climates and prefer to live in moist and warm conditions. They grow well in a wide range of soils but need good drainage, and regular moisture is important for the growth and fruit production. They are tolerant of a wide range of light conditions, but it is generally recommended that they be grown in full sun to part shade.

You also should consider that if you are thinking to grow one, you should protect them in extreme weather conditions, as they can be damaged by frost, high winds, and heavy rain.

Growing tips:

Caring for Musa species, such as bananas, is relatively easy as they are quite hardy and tolerant plants. However, they do have specific requirements that must be met in order to thrive. Here are some general tips for caring for Musa species:

-Light: Bananas prefer full sun to part shade. They can grow in a wide range of light conditions, but they will produce the best fruit and have the most attractive foliage when grown in full sun.

-Soil: They grow well in a wide range of soils but need good drainage. They can tolerate a variety of soil types, including sandy, clay, and loam soils, but they prefer soil that is rich in organic matter.

-Water: Bananas are sensitive to drought and require regular moisture. They should be watered deeply and regularly, especially during the hot summer months and during periods of fruit development. It is important to avoid over-watering, as this can lead to root rot.

-Fertilizer: Bananas are heavy feeders and require regular applications of fertilizer to promote healthy growth and fruit production. A balanced fertilizer with equal parts of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (such as 10-10-10) is ideal for bananas. They also benefit from additional applications of potassium (such as potassium sulfate or potassium nitrate) to promote fruit development.

-Pruning: Bananas don't need much pruning, but you may want to remove any damaged or diseased leaves. After the banana plant has flowered and the fruit has been harvested, you can cut the stalk back to the ground. This will encourage new growth for future harvest.

-Temperature: Bananas require warm temperatures to thrive and will not tolerate frost. Some cold-tolerant varieties can survive brief periods of light frost, but most will be killed if temperatures fall below freezing.

-Protection: As they are very tall, they can be affected by strong wind or heavy rain, you should protect the plants with walls, or mesh against strong winds, and move them if heavy rain or storm is expected.

By providing the right growing conditions and giving them proper care, Musa species can be a very rewarding plants to grow, with delicious fruit and an attractive foliage.


Musa species, such as bananas, are not only popular for their delicious fruit, but they also have a variety of other benefits. Some of the benefits of growing Musa species include:

-Food: Bananas are a staple food crop in many tropical countries and are rich in vitamins and minerals, particularly vitamin C and potassium. They also contain dietary fibers and natural sugars, making them an energy-rich food.

-Ornamental: Some varieties of Musa are also cultivated for ornamental purposes. They have large, paddle-like leaves and produce large, drooping clusters of flowers that are followed by the development of fruit, which can make for an attractive addition to gardens and landscapes.

-Shelter: Planting Musa species can help to create a microclimate, providing protection from sun, wind, and rain. They also can serve as windbreaks, protecting other plants and crops from strong winds.

-Soil improvement: Musa species are also known to improve soil health by adding organic matter to the soil as they grow. They also help to prevent soil erosion by stabilizing slopes and riverbanks.

-Economic: For farmers and smallholder, Musa species can be a valuable cash crop, particularly in the developing world where bananas are an important source of income. The fruit can be sold fresh or processed into juice, flour, or other products.

-Biodiversity: Musa species can serve as an important source of food and shelter for a variety of animals and insects, including birds, bats, and bees.

-Medicinal properties: Many parts of the plant, such as the leaves, pseudostems, and fruit, have medicinal properties. The leaves, for example, have been used traditionally to treat burns, wounds, and various skin conditions. The ripe fruits are considered as diuretic, laxative and for treating stomach ailments.

Overall, Musa species have many benefits, from providing a delicious and nutritious food source to playing an important role in soil and ecosystem health, making them a valuable crop for both farmers and home gardeners.