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Musella lasiocarpa
(Chinese Yellow Banana)

Botanical Name: Musa lasiocarpa

Common Name: Chinese Yellow Banana, Chinese Dwarf Banana, Golden Lotus Banana

Origin: Native to mountainous region of Yunnan Provence in China

Height: 3-5′

Light: Full sun

Water: Keep moist

Bloom: Will bloom throughout the summer during second year and beyond.

Comments: A close relative to the Musa Genus, this Musella is a dwarf ornamental banana that is grown primarily for its bloom as the fruit is small and inedible. The inflorescences emerge looking like a lotus flower and will last for several months. The plant has a bulbous psuedostem with a peachy hue.