Plant Care Hardy Banana

Hardy Banana

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Also known as

Japanese Banana, Japanese Banana, Japanese fibre banana and Japanese Hardy Banana

Taxonomy

Musa basjoo
Musa
Musaceae
Zingiberales

How to care for Hardy Banana

💦 Water

How often to water your Hardy Banana

Water needs for Hardy Banana
0.5 cups
every 9

Hardy 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 Hardy Banana

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Japanese Banana in your home

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

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

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

Hardy Banana does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Hardy Banana

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Hardy Banana is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Japanese Banana →

Common Japanese Banana Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Hardy Banana prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Japanese Banana Water Frequency →

Japanese Banana Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Hardy Banana requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Japanese Banana Light Requirements →

Japanese Banana Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

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💨 Humidity

Hardy Banana doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Japanese Banana Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Hardy Banana does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Japanese Banana →

When and How to Successfully Repot Japanese Banana →


💩 Fertilizer

Hardy Banana is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.

How Much and When to Fertilize Japanese Banana →


🌎 Native Region

Hardy Banana is native to Tropical and Subtropical Asia to the West Pacific.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Hardy Banana can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 6a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Japanese Banana Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Hardy Banana

Hardy Banana

Hardy 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

Hardy Banana has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Hardy Banana has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
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Likes a lot of sunlight!

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