Posted by valerie on July 08, 2003 at 07:00:57:
In Reply to: Re: unknown name, purple tropical posted by . on July 03, 2003 at 20:59:18:
: : : I have a tropical plant that I inherited from my mother in law before she died. I think it is a rather common plant -- it was picked up at Lowes.
: : : Thanks.
: : I think that this is called a blood banana. I don't know how to propagate them off-hand, but I think you can split it somehow; go to google and type "propagate banana" to find an answer.
Nope, this isn't the same. the leaves are actually purple, they are long and more narrow. They grow off a stalk, not out of the ground :)