The Red Banana plant is sun loving, and requires rich, moist soil throughout the year in order to prosper. In the right conditions, they can grow extremely rapidly.
The Red banana's large, dark red leaves make for a strong focal point on any tropical Thai landscape. Their leaves can grow to such a size that precautions may need to be taken to ensure that heavy winds don't rip or damage them.
Edible bananas have been grown in the Tropics for thousands of years, but the Red banana are grown primarily for their ornamental impact, as they do not bear fruit.
The Red banana plant remains a very popular choice within any Thai garden, as their handsome foliage capture the essence of a true tropical garden.