Plant Care Musa Basjoo
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Musa Basjoo

2.0 out of 5 (1 experiences)

Musa Basjoo has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Musa Basjoo has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

Also known as

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

Taxonomy

Musa basjoo
Musa
Musaceae
Zingiberales

How to care for Musa Basjoo

Water

How often to water your Musa Basjoo

Water needs for Musa Basjoo
0.5 cups
every 9

Musa Basjoo 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 Musa Basjoo

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Japanese Banana in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Musa Basjoo: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Musa Basjoo love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Musa Basjoo does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Musa Basjoo

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Musa Basjoo 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 Musa Basjoo

Musa Basjoo

Musa Basjoo


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.

What other plant parents say

Musa Basjoo has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Musa Basjoo has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Eskimodo avatar
@Eskimodo
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 93 XP
globe Edgware, England
07/26/2021

Likes a lot of sunlight!

Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily

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