Plant Care Snow Banana

Snow Banana

About Snow Banana

Snow Banana is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Snow Banana likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.

Taxonomy

Ensete glaucum
Ensete
Musaceae
Zingiberales

How to care for Snow Banana

Water

How often to water your Snow Banana

Water needs for Snow Banana
0.5 cups
every 9

Snow 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 Nashville, Tennessee.

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 Snow 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 Snow Banana in Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee

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Growing Snow Banana in Nashville right now

Light needs for plant Snow Banana in Nashville, Tennessee

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 1st, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Nashville is currently low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Snow Banana in Nashville, Tennessee

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 24% ☀️

December 2nd, 2021

Nashville is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Nashville is expected to decrease by 24% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.9 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Snow Banana in Nashville, Tennessee

Daylight will decrease by 0.9 hours 📉

December 2nd, 2021

This month, Nashville is getting an average of 8.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 8.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.5 total hours of day…

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Finding light for Snow Banana in your home

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

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

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Nashville, Tennessee ⛅.

Snow Banana does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Snow Banana

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

When to repot Snow Banana

Nutrient needs for plant Snow Banana in Nashville, Tennessee

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 2nd, 2021

The growing potential in Nashville is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best t…

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FAQs
Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
Soil
Fertilizer

Care Summary for Snow Banana

Snow Banana

Snow 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 Nashville, Tennessee, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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