4.3 out of 5 (15 experiences)
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! 🍨
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How to care for Cavendish Banana
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 Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
October 4th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Minneapolis is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…
October 2nd, 2022
Minneapolis is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Minneapolis is expected to decrease by 36.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.1 megajoules of energy pe…
October 3rd, 2022
This month, Minneapolis is getting an average of 11.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 17.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.6 total hours o…
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.
Cavendish Banana does not tolerate low light 🚫.
Minneapolis, Minnesota currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.
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.
October 2nd, 2022
The growing potential in Minneapolis 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 repot…
What other plant parents say
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
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!
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.