Growing Musa (Banana)

Latin Name Pronunciation: moo'-sah

Spacing: 36 in

Plant in average to moist soil in full sun after all danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed to 60°F. Grows well in large containers and is very attractive near pools. Choose a site that is sheltered from wind so the leaves will not shred. Does not tolerate drought. Pot up plants before frost and bring indoors to overwinter in a sunny room with temperatures above 50°F.

For information on planting and care of annuals, click How to grow annuals.