Cavendish Banana

Grow Your Own Bananas!

  • Adds a tropical feel to your home
  • Dwarf size 
  • Easy to grow in containers
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Product Details

Who wouldn't love to grow their own organic bananas?  The Dwarf Cavendish makes this dream a reality even for gardeners in cooler climates.

Cavendish Bananas are the same bananas you buy at the store only an inch or 2 smaller.  It's easy and fun to grow your own fruit organically!

If you have a bright sunroom you'll have a happy Banana tree.  Let your Cavendish have natural sun outside for the warmer parts of the year and move it inside to protect it during the winter.  

You can even enjoy this lovely, tropical plant just for its looks.  Gorgeous, long, green leaves grow up to 4 feet long, giving this tree a real exotic look!  This tree only grows 8 - 10 feet tall, making it easy to grow in a container.

Bananas require a well-drained, nutrient-rich soil.  They love fertilizer.  Provide fertilizer, full sun, and allow your Basjoo Banana's soil to begin to dry out between waterings and you are sure to have one happy Banana Tree!

So, whether you just want a unique, tropical plant or you want to take a stab at growing your own bananas the Cavendish Banana is the ideal choice!

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 9, 10
Indoor/Patio Hardiness Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Sunlight Full Sun
Soil Type Well-drained, Fertile
Mature Height 8-10 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Botanical Name Musa acuminata

How To Care for your new Cavendish Banana

Bananas require a well-drained, nutrient-rich soil.  They love fertilizer.  Provide fertilizer, full sun, and allow your Basjoo Banana's soil to begin to dry out between waterings and you are sure to have one happy Banana Tree!


Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  


Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.


Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the shipping map below.  Please note that shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  

West coast orders on plants will be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex, UPS, or USPS.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when the carrier picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

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Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant! 

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