Plant Care Hardy Banana

Hardy Banana

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Also known as

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


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How to care for Hardy Banana


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

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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 🏡.


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.

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!

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Care Summary for Hardy Banana

Hardy Banana

Hardy Banana

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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