Plant Care Japanese Banana

Japanese Banana

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Japanese Banana has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Japanese Banana has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

About Japanese Banana

Japanese Banana is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as a fast grower and browning easily with only 20 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

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

Japanese Banana belongs to the Musa genus, and is native to Africa and Asia.


Musa basjoo

Also known as

Japanese fibre banana, Hardy Banana and Japanese Hardy Banana

How to care for Japanese Banana


How often to water your Japanese Banana

Water needs for Japanese Banana
0.5 cups
every 9

Japanese 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 Japanese Banana

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Japanese Banana in your home

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

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

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

Japanese Banana does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Japanese Banana

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

Difficulty Level

Japanese Banana 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!

Water Needs
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Native Region
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Care Summary for Japanese Banana

Japanese Banana

Japanese Banana

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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

Japanese Banana has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Japanese Banana has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
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Likes a lot of sunlight!

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