Plant Care Blood Banana

Blood Banana


Musa acuminata 'Zebrina'

How to care for Blood Banana


How often to water your Blood Banana

Water needs for Blood Banana
0.5 cups
every 9

Blood 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 Austin, Texas.

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 Blood Banana

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Blood Banana in Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas

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Growing Blood Banana in Austin right now

Light needs for plant Blood Banana in Austin, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

January 28th, 2023

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Austin is currently medium 👌.

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

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Light needs for plant Blood Banana in Austin, Texas

Sunlight will increase by 21.9% ☀️

January 28th, 2023

Austin is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Austin is expected to increase by 21.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.3 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Blood Banana in Austin, Texas

Daylight will increase by 0.7 hours 📈

January 28th, 2023

This month, Austin is getting an average of 6.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 6.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.8 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for Blood Banana in your home

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

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

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Austin, Texas ⛅.

Blood Banana does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Blood Banana

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

When to repot Blood Banana

Nutrient needs for plant Blood Banana in Austin, Texas

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 26th, 2023

The growing potential in Austin is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot …

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Care Summary for Blood Banana

Blood Banana

Blood Banana

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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