A delightful dwarf species to only 1,2m (4ft) tall, it bears somewhat
waxy leaves with a pinkish midrib. The flowers are pink to orange and
the very ornamental fruits, dwarf bananas, are a bright, velvety pink
and last for months at a time. They are edible and quite sweet, but also
full of seeds. This species is very cold tolerant and will survive even
frosty winters outside if heavily mulched. Alternatively it makes an excellent
indoor plant and is one of the few bananas that will actually flower and
fruit in the house.