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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:

Origin

I come from the Canary Islands.

Height/Growth

I can grow 2-3 metres in height!

Light

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

Water

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

Temperature

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

Feeding

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

Grooming

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

Care

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

Toxicity

Good news: I am pet friendly!

Fact

Along with the Grand Nain variety, my Cavendish banana fruit is the most internationally traded banana since the 1950s.

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