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Musa 'Siam Ruby'

Family Name: Musaceae
Common Name: Siam Ruby
Semi-Shade Lots of Water Moderate Water Occasional Misting Ornamental Foliage


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Classifications and Characteristics

Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial


Native Distribution Specimens were first introduced into cultivation in 2005 via Thailand ; exact origin of this variety is unknown. 'Siam Ruby' is the current trade name for this Banana.

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Herb to 3m tall
Foliage Leaves dull to bright reddish brown with irregular lime green blotches scattered along the leaf blade. Leaves may also be marked with white or very pale pink blotches in some specimens.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
Landscape Uses Small Gardens, Container Planting

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Lots of Water, Moderate Water, Occasional Misting
Pest(s) Chewing Insects, Sucking Insects
Propagation Method Sucker, Division


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Brown, Green - Light Green, Red
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Smooth

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Master ID 31239
Species ID 5634
Species record last updated on: 17 May 2019.