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.

Taxonomy

Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii'
Ensete
Musaceae
Zingiberales

How to care for Red Banana

Water

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 San Diego, California.

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
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 Red Banana in San Diego, California

San Diego, California

59% Medium

Growing Red Banana in San Diego right now

Light needs for plant Red Banana in San Diego, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 2nd, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Diego 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 Red Banana in San Diego, California

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 20.7% ☀️

December 2nd, 2021

San Diego is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Diego is expected to decrease by 20.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.3 megajoules of energy per m2…

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Light needs for plant Red Banana in San Diego, California

Daylight will decrease by 0.8 hours 📉

December 2nd, 2021

This month, San Diego is getting an average of 10.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of da…

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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 maximize the potential for growth.

Red Banana does not tolerate low light 🚫.

San Diego, California currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

Nutrients

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.

FAQs
Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
Soil
Fertilizer

Care Summary for Red Banana

Red Banana

Red 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 San Diego, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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