Native to Southern Asia, this species of banana plant is naturally found in hot climates. It boasts large, striking leaves that resemble paddles.
Growing Pot Size: 10cm
- The Banana Plant is a fast-growing evergreen perennial that will bring your home to life.
- This species is named after William Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire.
- Can grow up to 3 metres tall in the right conditions.
- Pet friendly.
Growing pot size: 10cm.
For the Body and Soul
Tropical plants such as the Banana Plant are said to improve concentration, reduce anxiety, and even purify harmful toxins from the air. What’s not to love?
Banana Plant - Symbol of Wealth and Fertility
In some areas of India, the Banana Plant is viewed as a symbol of wealth and fertility and is often used in rituals and ceremonies such as weddings.
Plant Care Tips: Banana Plant
Light: Prefers bright, indirect sunlight but can handle some full sun and shade.
Water: Requires regular watering. Water when the top 5cm of soil is dry.
Temperature: Thrives in temperatures between 18-27°C. Do not keep it at temperatures below 10°C.
Humidity: Mist your plant frequently and try keeping it in humid environments such as the conservatory, greenhouse, bathroom, or kitchen.
Fertiliser: Feed with a fertiliser once a month during spring and summer to help it grow.
Propagation: Propagate by seed or offsets.
Pets: Safe for pets.
Banana Plant - Common Issues and Questions
Help! My Banana Plant has brown leaf edges and curled leaves!
Brown leaf edges and curled leaves can be a sign of underwatering or too much sunlight. Make sure to place your Banana Plant in bright, indirect light, or else the leaves will become scorched. Check the top 5cm of the soil regularly. If it is at all dry, your plant needs water!
Common pests: Keep an eye out for red spider mites, mealybugs, and aphids.
*Decorative pots sold separately.