Plant Care Ae Ae Banana

Ae Ae Banana

About Ae Ae Banana

Ae Ae Banana is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Ae Ae Banana likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.

Taxonomy

Musa × paradisiaca 'Ae Ae'
Musa
Musaceae
Zingiberales

How to care for Ae Ae Banana

💦 Water

How often to water your Ae Ae Banana

Water needs for Ae Ae Banana
0.5 cups
every 9

Ae Ae 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 Ae Ae Banana

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Ae Ae Banana in your home

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

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

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

Ae Ae Banana does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Ae Ae Banana

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

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Ae Ae 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.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Ae Ae 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 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 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.


💨 Humidity

Ae Ae 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.


🪴 Soil

Ae Ae 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!


💩 Fertilizer

Ae Ae 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.


🌎 Native Region

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


🧐 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 Ae Ae Banana

Ae Ae Banana

Ae Ae 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.

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