Monday, April 13, 2009

I have had this Banana Tree for a long time now. I never took any pictures because I was not sure it was going to make it. This poor little guy has seen many hard times, my dog trampling it, me stepping on it, and the lawn mower even had something to do with it. Now I am sure it is a survivor so here it is.

This is my Variegated Blood Banana Tree ' Rojo ' ( Musa sumatrana ) also known as Red Banana Tree. I love the coloring in the leaves of this Banana Tree. The variegation is red, it reminds me of a red camouflage. The fruit is not edible though but that is a small price to pay for the feel that this tree gives to the garden. The Variegated Blood Banana Tree 'Rojo' grows to heights of 8' to10' and should be spaced 6' to 8' apart when planting multiples. The Blood 'Rojo' likes to be planted in full sun and needs regular watering.

Here are some pictures of my Variegated Blood Banana Tree 'Rojo' (Musa sumatrana).

I hope you enjoyed the pictures. See you again next time!


Jules @ Lovely Las Vegas said...

Lovely pictures on your site! Poor little banana tree - but he looks like a fighter and is doing well : ).

Lets Plant said...

Thanks Jules, he is doing great. I can't believe it.

Alyssa said...

What up kid, rad site. I'm bookmarking it.

Lets Plant said...

Thanks Alyssa, I appreciate it!!

Jake said...

Love this Banana as well. I got one in March or April at Lowe's. It is growing well and has already put out a pup. What a survivor yours is, lol.


HELP ME said...

Need HelP!!!!!!
Ive got a Rojo banana tree. I live in GA. I have read that I need to bring it in during the winter. The tree is about 3 months old and about 5ft tall. what should I do?