Picture of Bloodleaf Banana Plant Leaves
  • Picture of Bloodleaf Banana Plant Leaves

Bloodleaf Banana


Bare Root plants with 3-5 sprouts

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The blood banana, is a variety 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.
On mature plants, orange or red flowers develop into inedible orange fruits.

Grows about 4-6  feet tall.   USDA Zones 7 and up, annual or potted plant elsewhere.

More Information

USDA Hardiness Zone
8 through 10
Bloom Time
Foliage Plant
Bloom Color
Grown for its variegated foliage
Mature Height
4-6 feet
Light Requirements
Partial Sun (4-6 hrs)
Water Requirements
Average Water Needs
Deer resistant
Gardening Tips
Plants are heavy feeders, the soil should be enriched and nutrients should be provided on a regular basis.


Banana Care

Planting Instructions and Plant Care for Colocasia and Banana Plants

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