Musa 'Zebrina' VAMPIRE™Musa 'Zebrina' VAMPIRE™

Musa ‘Vampire’


This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our Licensees or Retail Sources.


Exotic and lush, with spectacular blue-green leaves mottled with a deep blood-red. Large, heavy clusters of yellow flowers with red-purple bracts in the summer, that may bear small, sweet bananas. Good in containers; useful near pools. An herbaceous perennial for tropical landscapes and patios.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 10-11
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 108″ / –” / 82″
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Time(s):

SKU: MUSVAM Categories: ,
Common Name Stripe leaf banana
Family Musaceae
Genus Musa
species acuminata ssp. zebrina
Plant Type Annual
US Patent # --
EU Grant # --
Bloom Time --
Flower Color Yellow, Orange
Foliage Color Blue, Green, Red
Dormancy --
Exposure Full Sun
Growth Habit Upright
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 10, 11
How Different? Vampire™ is a better clumper than other Musa acuminata 'Zebrina'.
Landscape Value Accent or container.
Most Active Growing Season Summer
Persistence Evergreen
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 108" / --" / 82"
Soil (Garden) Organic, humus rich, moist.
Water (Garden) Prefers to have soil kept moist, not wet. Water freely in the spring and summer.
Special Uses --
Comments Give protection as wind will cause leaves to shred.
Water (Greenhouse) Dry slightly between waterings.
EC 1.0 – 2.0
pH 6.0 – 7.5
Fertility Needs 150 – 200 ppm
Finish Time to 4″ 8 – 10 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon
Day Length for Flowering Long Day
Musa 'Vampire' - Product Profile
Musa 'Vampire' - Growing Recipe

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Musa 'Vampire'