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Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree

Musa acuminata

$136.00
4.7
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
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Size: Small Size Chart
Pot: Eco Planter
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  • Pet Safe:Yes

  • Care Level:I'm Easy

  • Approximate Size: 10" to 12" W 16" to 24" H

Add a touch of the tropics with this broad-leafed, gorgeous banana tree. Versatile as can be, this patio plant does just as well in a pot or planted in-ground, but make sure they have excellent drainage. Though a dwarf varietal, they can grow upwards of 6 feet tall and will produce fruit once per tree. They will fruit in 2-3 years.

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Banana Tree Plant Overview And Care Guide

Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree

Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree: Overview

The Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree (Musa acuminata) is one of the most popular banana plant varieties. It has a relatively short stalk, which only grows to 6 ft. tall, and broad, green leaves. This Dwarf Banana Tree belongs to the Musaceae family and is native to Southeast Asia. Thanks to its adaptability and exotic beauty, it has been grown as a houseplant since the Victorian era.

The Dwarf Cavendish Banana is self-pollinating, which means you only need one plant to produce edible and delicious bananas. Its lifespan is 4 years, during which it produces plenty of fruit. The plant doesn’t die off after that but instead makes a new sprout from the corm (the underground base of the plant). The Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree is easy to care for and adaptable. The Banana plant thrives in humid and sunny locations but can adjust to partial shade. Moreover, these beautiful tropical plants are also pet-friendly.

Some other banana tree varieties include the even smaller Little Prince Dwarf Green Banana Tree and the Red Banana Tree, with its eye-catching leaves tinged with red.

Dwarf Banana Plant Benefits

  • Produces edible and delicious fruit
  • It’s a natural air purifier, due to its large leaves 
  • Can be grown indoors and outdoors (and even planted in the ground in warmer climate zones)
  • Absorbs moisture from the air, thus, can control the humidity
  • Non-toxic and pet-friendly 

Dwarf Banana Tree Alternative Names

  • Canary Banana
  • Pisang Serendah
  • Chinese banana

Dwarf Cavendish Banana Care Guide

Although originating from the warm and humid tropics, Dwarf Cavendish Banana Trees aren’t difficult to grow at home or as a patio plant, in zones 9-11. Here’s what the Dwarf Banana Tree needs for best care and maintenance:

Watering and Humidity Requirements

The Musa Banana Tree likes its soil moist and needs to be watered slightly more than regular indoor plants, even in winter, especially when placed in the sun. This plant also requires high humidity levels and will benefit from misting in drier climate zones.

Light and Temperature Requirements

The Banana Musa loves bright light but is quite adaptable and can tolerate partial shade and some direct sunlight. It prefers warm temperatures within the 65°F- 80°F range.

Soil and Feeding

It’s best to use a well-draining indoor plant potting mix for Dwarf Bananas. Put some perlite in the bottom of the pot to ensure good drainage. Although banana trees are water-loving, They are susceptible to root rot if grown in soil without good drainage. 

Repotting and Propagation

The Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree you buy will probably not need immediate repotting. If it grows too big for its pot or you see roots growing out of the drainage holes, use a pot about 2 inches bigger to transplant it. Provide well-draining soil and trim any damaged roots. You can propagate Banana trees by division. Remove the suckers (also called “pups”) with sharp, sterilized sheers and plant them in pots. Make sure to leave one pup on the mother plant.  

Pruning and Cleaning 

If your plant produces too many suckers, they can interfere with its fruit production. Leave no more than 4-5 suckers on the plant and remove the rest. Occasionally, clean the broad leaves with a soft, wet cloth to wipe off the dust. 

Common Leaf and Other Issues

The Banana plant can develop yellowing leaves due to overwatering or brown spots caused by sunburn from direct sunlight exposure. Other issues to watch out for are pests like spider mites or mealy bugs and root rot.

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