So I used to have a Dwarf Namwah that I got from Going Bananas. Everyone says it is a great banana plant. It grew great from me all last summer, took the heat just fine. I moved it to a different spot in my yard because I had it potted and I wanted it in the ground. Long story short ... I killed it by underwatering.
Not the plants fault, totally my fault. And as it grew all last summer it had gorgeous green typical banana leaves.
So I decide to get another one this spring. Not from Going Bananas but another place.
I get the tree in and this is what I get:
.... uhhhh ... this does not look a Dwarf Namwah to me.
So this is what I wrote to them:
"I just received an order in which I ordered a Dwarf Namwah banana. However the banana that I received is not a Dwarf Namah. The leaves have red splotches on them. See attached picture. Based on the spotches, I think it is either Siam Ruby or Sumatran X or something similar. It is definitely not Dwarf Namwah which have solid green leaves (I used to have one, so I know what it should look like)."
This is what they responded with:
"We have spoken to our horticulturist and he said that since these are made by tissue culture it is possible for the Nam Wah to have red color variations. This is the correct banana even though your last one had only green leaves."
Does this pass muster?
I did a quick Google search to see if Namwah ever has red splotches and could not find anything.
So the question to the banana experts here is: Can Dwarf Namwah have red splotches?