The panorama on the sunrise side: an awesome view of Malarayat

The quiet panorama on the sunrise side of the farm: an awesome view of Mount Malaráyat and the river below the gap.

20 September 2011

Garden Bananas

On the other hand, we also grow other banana varieties for landscaping and decorative purposes. All bananas, edible or otherwise, belong to the Musa botanical family, and these (above and below) are no exception. They're maintenance-free and just fluorish on their own. It's very easy to just cut the attractively-colored blossoms and include it in a tropical arrangement.


  1. They also multiply fast. Do you know the exact name of your ornamental banana?

  2. I noticed your pink above has fruits, i wonder if they can be eaten too or full of seeds. I've seen a few of those but this is the first time with fruits. Other pink ornamental bananas are drooping.

  3. Hi Solitude, I think it's Musa coccinea. Yep, they're quick growers especially during the rainy season.

    Hi Andrea, I never really bothered to peel off one of the tiny bananas of these varieties. I doubt if there's any flesh inside? But we also have plenty of wild bananas, "butuan" they are called, which as the name implies, are ful of seeds.