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Musa acuminata 'Super Dwarf Cavendish' Banana
Musa acuminata 'Super Dwarf Cavendish' Banana
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6" ships in 6" nursery pot. 8-10 inches in height.

10" ships in 10" nursery pot. 12-15 inches in height.


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6" ships in 6" nursery pot. 8-10 inches in height.

10" ships in 10" nursery pot. 12-15 inches in height.

Musa acuminata 'Super Dwarf Cavendish'- Forget about huge banana plants that need a lot of room. This unique super dwarf allows for growing inside the home, on the porch, or close confines of a patio. Has a very symmetrical and compact appearance: 2 to 4 feet high. Can produce tasty fruit inside or out. Its Musa Cavendish parentage ensures disease, wind, and cold resistance in the landscape or as a houseplant. Has been used as ground covers around the bases of palms which provide strong vertical elements. Easy to grow in containers down to 8 inches in diameter. Because of its size, our most versatile banana.

Bananas are a versatile plant in any landscape. Bananas can add a lush, tropical look to any area. Although everyone knows the fruit, few people have experience growing the plant. Bananas are suitable for all climates given the appropriate care. They have large, exotic tropical leaves and can grow from a few feet tall to nearly 40 feet (12m), depending on the variety. The fruits are delicious ripe from the plant or can be shipped great distances; some varieties must be cooked before eaten. Other varieties are strictly ornamental. Banana plants are fast growing, generally putting out one new leaf once a week. Banana plants can either form clumps by suckering or they can remain solitary, like the popular Ensete maurelii. Banana leaves, pseudostem (trunk) and fruiting stem (raceme) grow from the underground rhizome (or pseudo bulb's) top surface and the roots grow from the lower surface of the rhizome. The fleshy stems sheathed with huge broad leaves can grow from 2 to 35 feet in as little as 1 year, depending on variety and growing environment. Each pseudostem produces one flower cluster, which develops fruit, then dies. In addition each parent banana plant during its life cycle, will produce as many as 10 suckers which grow into new plants. New pseudostems then grow from the rhizome. Bananas grow best in a uniformly warm environment and need 9 to 15 months of frost-free conditions to produce a flower stalk. In the subtropics, fruit ripens in 2-3 months. In cooler climates it may take several weeks longer to ripen. Plant growth stops when temperatures drop to 57 degrees F. Stokes Tropicals Banana Blend (6-2-12) is the best fertilizer source for these fascinating tropical giants.

Name Musa acuminata 'Super Dwarf Cavendish' Banana
Common Names Dwarf Banana, Blood Banana, Chinese Banana
Grow Zone 8
Light Conditions Full Sun,Partial Sun/Shade
Water Requirements Regularly
PH Level 5.5-7.0
Minimum Height 3 feet
Maximum Height 4 Feet
Growth Habit Fast
Bloom Period Mid Summer
Bloom Color Pink-Purple
Fragrant No
Best Grown In Indoors, Patios
Scientific Name Musa acuminata
Class Liliopsida
Family Musaceae
Genus Musa
Species acuminata
Cultivar Super Dwarf
Salt Tolerance Moderate
Grow Zone 8
Grow Zones
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