Plant Care Red Banana

Red Banana

About Red Banana

Red 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.

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


Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii'

How to care for Red Banana


How often to water your Red Banana

Water needs for Red Banana
0.5 cups
every 9

Red 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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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 Red Banana

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Red Banana in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Growing Red Banana in Pittsburgh right now

Light needs for plant Red Banana in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 1st, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Red Banana in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 28.6% ☀️

December 2nd, 2021

Pittsburgh is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Pittsburgh is expected to decrease by 28.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.3 megajoules of energy per m…

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Light needs for plant Red Banana in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Daylight will decrease by 1.1 hours 📉

December 2nd, 2021

This month, Pittsburgh is getting an average of 7.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 10.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.1 total hours of d…

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Finding light for Red Banana in your home

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

Red 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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ⛅.

Red Banana does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Red Banana

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

When to repot Red Banana

Nutrient needs for plant Red Banana in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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

December 2nd, 2021

The growing potential in Pittsburgh 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 …

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Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Red Banana

Red Banana

Red Banana

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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