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Banana Plant

English name:

Banana Plant

Latin name:

Musa acuminata Dwarf Cavendish

About me:

Although you're unlikely to get any fruit from me when grown indoors, my huge, beautiful, paddle-shaped leaves with burgundy or purple blotches more than make up for it!

Useful to know:


I come from the Canary Islands.


I can grow 2-3 metres in height!


Bright, indirect light suits me best but I'm partial to a bit of direct sun too.


I get thirsty quickly so water me as soon as the top level of soil is dry.


I like it on the warmer side, so no temperatures lower than 10°C please.


Feed me every few weeks with a balanced fertiliser during the spring and summer.


My leaves tear easily, even naturally while unfurling so be gentle.


I like humidity so keep me on a pebble tray, near other plants or mist me, to avoid my leaves getting damaged.


Good news: I am pet friendly!


Along with the Grand Nain variety, my Cavendish banana fruit is the most internationally traded banana since the 1950s. Click here to buy Banana Plant-Musa acuminata Dwarf Cavendish.

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