Seeds from this and very easy to grow tropical Musa Velvutina or Pink Velvet Banana. Hardy in zones 7 to 11 and can be planted outside with lots of mulch and frost protection where it needs to be fertilized with slow-release fertilizer and kept in full sun.
This fast grower does not grow much taller than 5 feet. I have had mine for five years and none have grown more than five feet. It has pest free foliage and a burgundy midrib running down the leaf.
The flowers are hot pink and the bananas that follow are bright pink also. When the edible fruit totally opens it appears to be a large group of lilies when the banana peels fold back, its quite a sight.
This is also a very good house plant in containers and one of the few bananas that will blossom inside.
The seeds need to be soaked for 24 hrs and then sown 1 inch deep and kept at 68 to 77 degrees with light. These can take anywhere from 2 to 4 months to germinate.