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Musa Siam Ruby

Musa Siam Ruby


50cm - 60cm height / 10cm Pot

SKU: mus007
    • The Musa Siam Ruby a captivating and exotic addition to your botanical collection. This stunning ornamental banana plant, scientifically known as Musa Siam Ruby, boasts a striking display of vibrant red foliage, making it a true gem in any garden or indoor space. Please note leaf colour will become more prominent with more sunlight and plant maturity.

    • 55-60cm in height. 

    • 10cm pot.
    • Musa Siam Ruby, also known as the Red Banana or Red Abyssinian Banana, is a tropical plant that requires specific care to thrive. Here are some general care instructions for Musa Siam Ruby:

    • Sunlight: Choose a location that receives full sun to partial shade. The plant thrives in bright light conditions, but direct afternoon sun in hot summer days can scorch the leaves. Morning sun is usually ideal.

    • Soil: The plant prefers well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. A mix of garden soil and compost or peat moss can work well. Avoid heavy clay soils that retain excessive moisture.

    • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water the plant deeply whenever the top inch of soil feels dry. In summer, when the plant is actively growing, it may require more frequent watering, while in winter, reduce watering to prevent waterlogging.

    • Fertilization: Feed your Musa Siam Ruby with a balanced slow-release fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer). Follow the package instructions for application rates. Additionally, you can use liquid fertilizer every two to three weeks for faster growth.

    • Winter protection: Musa Siam Ruby is not frost-hardy, so it requires winter protection in the UK. Bring your plant into a conservatory or greenhouse when the temperature starts to drop.

    • Remember, Musa Siam Ruby is not a hardy plant in the UK, and prolonged exposure to cold temperatures can damage or kill it. It's best to enjoy it outdoors during the warm months and provide proper winter protection to ensure its survival.

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