Plant Care Banana


4.2 out of 5 (13 experiences)

Banana has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Banana has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Cavendish Banana


Musa acuminata

How to care for Banana


How often to water your Banana

Water needs for Banana
0.5 cups
every 9

Banana needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Banana

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Banana in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Banana: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Banana love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Banana does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Banana in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Banana

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Banana: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Banana after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Banana



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Banana has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 8
Banana has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 7
Banana has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 6
Banana has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 6
Banana has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Banana has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 2
Banana has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Kirbyfanacc avatar
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 519 XP
globe Basingstoke, England

a cute little plant, adds to the general jungle feel but can easily be lost next to other better plants cough cough monstera

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leaf-1 68 Plants
xp 969 XP

This plant has been on my wish list for a while and I finally got one! I recommend wiping the leaves every so often, however be careful and delicate with this plant as it scars quite easily on the leaves. I have placed this plant in the conservatory and found that it loves it there, it has just put out a new leaf and already it is rapidly growing another one!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
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leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 94 XP
globe Ayr, Scotland

This plant can grow but also can die very fast.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 392 XP
globe Vancouver, Washington

It loves my grow light! I set it outside to acclimate it after the weather became warmer and didn’t realize it would get down into the 30s at night. It did just fine and now it’s been outside for two days and still doing well. I will be planting it into the ground soon where it will get full sun.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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