Plant Care Dwarf Banana

Dwarf Banana

4.7 out of 5 (13 experiences)

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

Also known as

Dwarf Cavendish Banana

Taxonomy

Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Cavendish'
Musa
Musaceae
Zingiberales

How to care for Dwarf Banana

Water

How often to water your Dwarf Banana

Water needs for Dwarf Banana
0.5 cups
every 9

Dwarf 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 Dwarf Banana

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Dwarf Banana in your home

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

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

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

Dwarf Banana does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Dwarf Banana

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

FAQs
Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
Humidity
Soil
Fertilizer
Native Region

Care Summary for Dwarf Banana

Dwarf Banana

Dwarf Banana


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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

Dwarf Banana has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 8
Dwarf Banana has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 5
Dwarf Banana has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Dwarf Banana has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Dwarf Banana has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Dwarf Banana has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Legitgreenash avatar
@Legitgreenash
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 301 XP
02/27/2022

I love this plant. Cant wait for the first banana

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Enormousprasium avatar
@Enormousprasium
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 142 XP
globe Eden, NC
02/26/2022

I’ve just gotten it a couple weeks ago all of the leaves turned black and fell off . The company I bought it from said it was prob shock and it may be just watching it for now

Vicky avatar
@Vicky
leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 805 XP
globe London, KY
06/08/2021

Very hearty and delicious

Mo avatar
@Mo
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 122 XP
06/03/2021

Great plant with large leaves. Requires humid environment and direct sunlight.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Drdrey avatar
@Drdrey
leaf-1 52 Plants
xp 2,294 XP
04/03/2021

Grows almost too fast. Love these when they are young and very green not so sure how I feel about mature ones. I don’t often see nice ones that have been well-maintained. Usually pretty mangled looking

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Nicole avatar
@Nicole
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 413 XP
globe Whitecourt, Alberta
02/13/2021

Soil likes to be kept at least somewhat moist. Mine don’t like to get completely dried out. So far they are very hardy & putting out new leaves every few weeks, and it’s currently the dead of winter.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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