Plant Care Ice Cream Banana Tree
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Ice Cream Banana Tree

Also known as

Blue Java Banana Tree

Taxonomy

Musa acuminata balbisiana 'Blue Java'
Musa
Musaceae
Zingiberales

How to care for Ice Cream Banana Tree

Water

How often to water your Ice Cream Banana Tree

Water needs for Ice Cream Banana Tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Ice Cream Banana Tree 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 Ice Cream Banana Tree

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Blue Java Banana Tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Ice Cream Banana Tree: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Ice Cream Banana Tree love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Ice Cream Banana Tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Ice Cream Banana Tree

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

Care Summary for Ice Cream Banana Tree

Ice Cream Banana Tree

Ice Cream Banana Tree


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.

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