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Musa siamensis 'Thai Gold'

Family Name: Musaceae
Semi-Shade Lots of Water Moderate Water Occasional Misting Ornamental Flowers


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Classifications and Characteristics

Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial


Native Distribution Thailand
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Herb to 2.7m tall
Foliage Leaves mid green, leaf blades to 1.2m in length
Flowers Inflorescence with pale creamy yellow - lemon yellow bracts, younger bracts pale yellow or very light green in some specimens. Flowers yellow.
Others - Plant Morphology This species was first introduced to the horticultural trade in 2003-2004, and formally described as a new species in 2007. Specimens were initially sold under the erroneous trade name of Musa ornata

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Form
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Container Planting
Thematic Landscaping Golden Garden

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Pollination Method(s) Biotic (Fauna)
Seed or Spore Dispersal Biotic (Fauna)

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) Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Smooth

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Green - Light Green, Yellow / Golden
Flower Texture(s) Smooth, Waxy, Thin
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence

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Master ID 31400
Species ID 5797
Species record last updated on: 17 May 2019.