Plant Care Cavendish Banana

Cavendish Banana

4.3 out of 5 (15 experiences)

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

About Cavendish Banana

The banana, native to Central America, is a staple crop and has been adored by humans for over 10,000 years! 🍌 These potassium rich fruits are most often clones of the Cavendish variety and lack seeds. Their leaves, fruits, and flowers delight folks worldwide, and are used in everything from breakfast to dessert! 🍨

Taxonomy

Musa acuminata
Musa
Musaceae
Zingiberales

Also known as

Banana

How to care for Cavendish Banana

Water

How often to water your Cavendish Banana

Water needs for Cavendish Banana
0.5 cups
every 9

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

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 Cavendish Banana

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Cavendish Banana in Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis, Indiana

75% High

Growing Cavendish Banana in Indianapolis right now

Light needs for plant Cavendish Banana in Indianapolis, Indiana

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

October 4th, 2022

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Indianapolis is currently medium 👌.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant Cavendish Banana in Indianapolis, Indiana

Sunlight will decrease by 31.5% ☀️

October 3rd, 2022

Indianapolis is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Indianapolis is expected to decrease by 31.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.3 megajoules of energy …

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Light needs for plant Cavendish Banana in Indianapolis, Indiana

Daylight will decrease by 1.9 hours 📉

October 3rd, 2022

This month, Indianapolis is getting an average of 10.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 14.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.8 total hours …

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Finding light for Banana in your home

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

Cavendish Banana love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Indianapolis, Indiana ☀️.

This is a great time to watch your Cavendish Banana thrive 🌿!

Nutrients

How to fertilize Cavendish Banana

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Cavendish 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 Cavendish Banana after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Cavendish Banana

Nutrient needs for plant Cavendish Banana in Indianapolis, Indiana

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

October 1st, 2022

The growing potential in Indianapolis is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repo…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Cavendish Banana can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!


Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
Humidity
Soil
Fertilizer
Native Region
Flowers
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors
Propagation
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Cavendish Banana

Cavendish Banana

Cavendish Banana


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Cavendish Banana has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 10
Cavendish Banana has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 9
Cavendish Banana has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 8
Cavendish Banana has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 6
Cavendish Banana has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 3
Cavendish Banana has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Cavendish Banana has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Dana avatar
@Dana
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 85 XP
globe The Dalles, OR
11/10/2021

Easy plant - grows fast- water when dry - and I mist it because they like humid. I move outside in late spring (temps above 45-50 degrees f. It will have pups (babies) you can dig up early spring and give to friends. It is windy where I live (Pacific Northwest) so leaves tear or shred- but I’m ok with that. Looks cool. Plant is tall ? I’m not sure how tall it will grow? My ceilings are only 8-9 ft tall. I cut back in dead yellow old leaves. I don’t peal them down the stalk. I wait until the cut area leaves are dry and dead. Then I trim it nice. Also no bugs!!! I’ve not seen earwigs, stink bugs, etc!!! Nothing

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Kirbyfanacc avatar
@Kirbyfanacc
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 529 XP
globe Basingstoke, England
07/29/2021

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

Nostalg.iia avatar
@Nostalg.iia
leaf-1 68 Plants
xp 969 XP
06/16/2021

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
Leya_gardddd avatar
@Leya_gardddd
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 94 XP
globe Ayr, Scotland
06/06/2021

This plant can grow but also can die very fast.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily
Survivor Survivor
Pinkluva avatar
@Pinkluva
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 392 XP
globe Vancouver, WA
04/21/2021

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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