Plant Care Blue Java Banana Tree

Blue Java Banana Tree

Also known as

Ice Cream Banana Tree

Taxonomy

Musa acuminata balbisiana 'Blue Java'
Musa
Musaceae
Zingiberales

How to care for Blue Java Banana Tree

Water

How often to water your Blue Java Banana Tree

Water needs for Blue Java Banana Tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Blue Java Banana Tree needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Tallahassee, Florida.

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 Blue Java 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.

Plant care guide for Blue Java Banana Tree in Tallahassee, Florida

Tallahassee, Florida

59% Medium

Growing Blue Java Banana Tree in Tallahassee right now

Light needs for plant Blue Java Banana Tree in Tallahassee, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 26th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Blue Java Banana Tree in Tallahassee, Florida

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 22.8% ☀️

November 23rd, 2021

Tallahassee is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Tallahassee is expected to decrease by 22.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.4 megajoules of energy pe…

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Light needs for plant Blue Java Banana Tree in Tallahassee, Florida

Daylight will decrease by 0.8 hours 📉

November 26th, 2021

This month, Tallahassee is getting an average of 9.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of …

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Finding light for Blue Java Banana Tree in your home

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

Blue Java 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.

Blue Java Banana Tree does not tolerate low light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Blue Java Banana Tree

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

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Care Summary for Blue Java Banana Tree

Blue Java Banana Tree

Blue Java Banana Tree


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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