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Musa 'Ae Ae'

Hawaiian Variegated Banana

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Item #: 6491

Zones: 9a to 10b

Height: 180" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 3 qt. (2.8 L) ?


Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.


Once, ownership of this banana was restricted to Hawaiian royalty, but today anyone can own one. Despite its widespread release, Musa 'Ae Ae' is still one of the most highly sought-after bananas for ornamental purposes. While it is not the most hardy banana, we have been able to successfully overwinter it with a leaf-filled cage that extends 4' tall and 3' on either side of the main trunk. Of course, winter storage indoors is always a good option. The 15' tall plants are composed of highly variegated green-and-white sectored leaves. When the plants mature, you'll get a crop of edible variegated bananas as well...how fun!