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    Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree for Sale

    Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree for Sale

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Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree

Musa acuminata

$19.95 (10% Off)

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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents

Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 30℉)

Growing Zones 9-11 outdoors
4-11 patio
9-11 outdoors

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

8-10 ft.

Mature Width:

6-8 ft.



Growth Rate:


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Botanical Name:

Musa acuminata

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Grow Delicious Bananas Indoors or Out!

Superfruit, right from home. That's what you'll get with the Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree. Bananas are ultra-healthful, packed with fiber, potassium calcium and iron, plus the good looks for a tropical-inspired tree.

Even better? Dwarf Cavendish Bananas easily thrive in growing zones 4 through 11. Warmer climates enable vigorous growth when this tree planted in the ground, but because our Cavendish is uniquely dwarf-sized, it also thrives when it's container planted. Plus, it only matures to 8 to 10 feet in height, so you'll be able to transport it from the patio to your kitchen or sunroom with ease. 

The Dwarf Cavendish means you'll have a tropical air in any space. The leaves of the Cavendish grow up to 4 feet long, are extremely lush, and provide shade and privacy. Young leaves may tinge with red while the majority of the leaves are a fresh green color for extra visual interest, complemented by sizable flowers that drop prior to the development of your delectable bananas.   

Best of all, your Dwarf Cavendish will be delivered with care. We use special attention when packing and shipping your prized tree, though banana leaves are huge and may get crinkled in shipping. Simply remove any damaged or worn leaves to stimulate the growth of new leaves. During the growing season, you'll see fresh new leaves appear every few days. 

Our Dwarf Cavendish is a best-seller with bushels of delicious treats you'll harvest right from home - order your very own today!

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Customer Reviews

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Probably fine
It arrived with three leaves and a new one sprouting, plus a couple of tiny pups at the base. I immediately repotted it with good soil with good drainage. Almost immediately, two of the leaves dried up and died. Now the third is looking bad, and the pups are not developing, but the new leaf continues to grow and is not browning, so I expect the plant/tree to grow. It's in a bright window on the south.
December 10, 2018
1 month ago
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I love my tree!
I love my tree. When it first came it looked kinda unhappy but those leaves have dried up and fallen off and a bunch of new growth has started and it looks amazing! I am so happy with my purchase!! ??
December 6, 2018
1 month ago
Growing Zone:
small plant for the price
small and shocked when received but doing well now. Plants appear to have a 50% survival (of different species) rate so I am 2 out of 4
October 27, 2018
2 months ago
Growing Zone:
Satisfied with my banana plants
I received two small banana plants in one pot about a month ago. Both were in good condition. I put them on the ground a week later. They have been doing well with new leaves coming out.
October 16, 2018
3 months ago
Banana Tree
Still in shock from transporting. Been many weeks but hope it will make it. Planted the following day after received it and have been very careful to water.
August 1, 2018
6 months ago
Love love love my banana!!!
Showed up a little tattered from shipping but within a week you would never have known. Now it’s almost tripled in size and doing amazing!!!
July 25, 2018
6 months ago
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My dog ate it and came back!
I was very surprise to see it come back, but it looks very healthy so far. I'm in very hot climate and is doing good.
Lovely to look at!
Lovely to look at!
July 16, 2018
Warm then zone 7 is recommended
I am in zone 7. I do not recommend these. By the time they are getting big the have to be moved indoors and they die off
July 13, 2018
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Get yourself some of these!
We received our two banana trees at the end of May (about 5-6 weeks ago at the time of this review). One was larger than the other by about half a foot and had more leaves. The larger of the two has gained about 5 inches of stem growth and sprouted one to two leaves a week over the last three weeks. With the leaves, it’s added about a foot and change of height. The first few weeks, the growth was slow, I assume from focusing on establishing in the new pot.

The smaller banana had a harder start. The main tree died, but the plants are constantly putting out new pups and the smaller pups have grown beautifully. We love these trees!

Highly recommend getting some root rocket. Really helps them get a fast and solid start with growth!
Larger banana tree, super happy in the Chicago sun!
Smaller banana is catching up!
July 7, 2018
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
Growing pretty good
When my tree arrived it had 3 leaves. One was damaged in shipping and one was half the size of the others. The tree was small, but it already had a pup growing next to it. Its been about 2 weeks since it arrived, and I have 4 leaves and the fifth should be fully opened up in a day or 2. Seems to do well in Texas zone 9.
June 11, 2018
6 months ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree

Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree Planting Diretions

Cavendish Banana trees will provide your home or yard with tropical beauty and delicious fruit you will enjoy for many seasons to come. Watch the gorgeous, purple-streaked leaves usher in rich, purple blossoms with maturity. The best is yet to come, as the Cavendish’s incredible blooms lay out the welcome mat for sweet and delicious medium-sized bananas.  Versatile because of their size, Cavendish bananas can be grown indoors, on patios or in the ground given the right climate conditions.

Location:  Place your Cavendish Banana plant in a sunny location with southern or western exposure so that it can receive as much afternoon sunlight as possible. If growing indoors, place next to a large, bright window with the same exposure, turning the plant when necessary to avoid plant growth that tilts toward the light source. Outdoor planting should be done in the summer months to avoid the possibility of frost damage.  In the summer, plants can be placed in containers on patios or directly in the soil. They don't tolerate frost well so be sure to insulate the ground planted Cavendish Bananas or bring containerized plants inside as necessary. Optimal conditions for healthy growth are a constant temperature average of 75 to 85 degrees F.

Planting Instructions:
1. Choose and clear the planting site.  Select a site that’s large enough to support the mature size of your Cavendish Banana.  Make sure there’s enough sunlight for the leaves and maintain a surrounding soil temperature of at least 68 degrees F. Clear the planting area of all weeds and any plant life immediately surrounding the designated planting location.
2. Dig the Hole and Remove any damaged roots.  Prepare the hole to the depth and width necessary to accommodate the root system—typically 30 cm deep and 50 cm in diameter. Carefully cut any damaged roots with sharp scissors. Also remove any broken leaves. It only takes about five good leaves for a banana tree to thrive. Too many leaves can prevent sunlight from keeping the soil at the desired moisture level.
3. Place the Cavendish Banana plant in the hole.  Be sure the plant is in an upright position before covering with soil. Gently fill and tamp the soil.

Watering:  Water daily as needed. Ensure proper moisture but be careful not to overwater. Don’t water the following day if the soil is wet.

Fertilization:  Only apply the recommended amount of fertilizer as over fertilization may burn the roots and damage the plant. For organic fertilizer, use compost, well composted manure or other organic fertilizers. The fact that bananas are heavy feeders means they require nutrient rich soil, particularly potassium. Spent banana leaves and cuttings can be used as mulch to help return potassium to the soil.

Pests:  The main culprit for banana plants is the Banana Bunchy Top Virus which spreads infection throughout the plant quickly and usually with deadly results. The disease is spread by the Banana Aphid and can be prevented by applying a soapy garden mist.  Misting leaves regularly will also prevent the infestation of spider mites.

䄏 Don’t over water your Cavendish Banana plant.
䄏 Apply compost for healthy organic growth.
䄏 When bananas begin to sprout, cut off the main flower which will encourage larger banana growth.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
good review, and my zone
Anthony J on Dec 3, 2018
wife likes it
lee m on Nov 26, 2018
good review, and my zone
Anthony J on Dec 3, 2018
looks cute and edible plant.will try if it will trive indoor like what I see in the picture
maria c on Dec 2, 2018
wife likes it
lee m on Nov 26, 2018
I’d like to see if I can grow my own banana tree in a non tropical area.
Adinda D on Nov 15, 2018
Says it grows fast, and I expected 10 off for signing up for emails. This didn't see to work
Donna N on Nov 5, 2018
I love bananas and have always wanted to grow one
Angie W on Nov 2, 2018
I have had good luck with Banana Plants in my home in Bonita Springs Florida. I wanted to increase the yield
Carl B on Oct 26, 2018
as a gift
Chinette S on Oct 22, 2018
Love bananas... love to see how this will grow where i am.
Edward S on Oct 20, 2018
Why I'm choosing?cuz I love banana and why not to have my on banana tree don't u
jose o on Oct 19, 2018
Fast growing
Jose M on Oct 15, 2018
Banana is one the few foods my granddaughter can eat by mouth.
Robert M on Oct 7, 2018
Want trees that won’t be too big for my yard
Priya M on Sep 24, 2018
I had better wait to see what I get.
Lyle D on Sep 15, 2018
I bought it for a gift for my son's girl friend. I purchased a ficus tree awhile back and had great success with it..

Love your products and highly recommend them...
Theresa S on Aug 26, 2018
Sounded Interesting
Carlton L on Aug 23, 2018
Because you can plant in a container
Miguel P on Aug 21, 2018
I love banana trees
gonzalo a on Jul 14, 2018
Love tropical plants
giselle h on Jun 19, 2018
How wonderful will it be to grow my own bananas. This would be so nice to have some.
Phong T on Jun 18, 2018
One more unique fruit plant.
Mike C on Jun 16, 2018
Bananas are getting more expensive, I'd rather try to grow them...
Patrick D on Jun 2, 2018
Because my banana tree expired!
larry S on May 29, 2018
I like eating bananas in my living room!
Eugene J. M on May 28, 2018
Saw a banana plant with fruit near my house. did'nt know it was possible in Northern California. thought I'd give it a try.
Frank M on May 26, 2018
Because I lived in Florida and grew this and those below (Meyer lemon and papaya) and wanted the challenge of growing them on a south-facing deck and sunroom here in the north Georgia mountains. I have abundantly fruiting male/female kiwis and 5 varieties of bamboo (unfortunately!) which, I was told, can't be grown here, so what the heck, go for it! At 87 years old, nothing much else to do but watch plants grow, hopefully to fruition!
Jack S on May 17, 2018
Purely for the ornamental aspect of it - I honestly wouldn't care if it got fruit. I just love palm trees.
Jeffrey V on May 9, 2018
Had a banana tree and it never produced fruit. So trying again.
CYNTHIA T on May 8, 2018
Purchased to add a more tropical feel to our pool area, plus the bananas will be a plus!
Ramiro C on May 4, 2018
We are from india and banana trees are abundant there. We use fruit leaf and the flower. Since this can be grown in a container I want to give it a try.
Shwetha V on Mar 11, 2018
My 3 year old is going to love this tree!
Renee S on Feb 18, 2018
DWARF tree, FULL SIZE banana? In WISCONSIN?! Yes please!
BREEANNA L on Feb 12, 2018
I like bananas and I want to be more healthy.
Jonathan L on Feb 2, 2018
pretty and we like bananas and big leaves
Abby G on Jan 21, 2018
Small banana tree that I can grow in a container and move outside if I wish too. Love having a tree that offers a delicious healthy fruit as well.
rosa a on Dec 3, 2017
Love the look of the plant
Kerry B on Nov 9, 2017
The tree I wanted (Tangelo) was not available
Maggie W on Nov 9, 2017
I wanted a neat plant that would look great on my deck in the summer and thrive indoors in the winter.
Kristine M on Apr 21, 2017
I live in zone 8, but would like to see if I can get them to a mature or close to mature height by moving them to a garage during frosty nights, but hope that they will survive later in life outside, with just a cover during frosty nights.
JAMES K on Apr 18, 2017
I was actually looking for a banana tree for my home.
Cheryl S on Apr 14, 2017
I love bananas!
Ben K on Apr 11, 2017
Looking for a Variety of Dwarf Fruit Trees that can be grown in containers.
Sophia T on Apr 10, 2017
I love bananas!
Lea B on Apr 4, 2017
My kids love bananas and I spend the most money on the purchase of organic fruits. When I saw this little number, it was a no-brainer. The tree is coming along. It arrived nicely packaged, beautiful green leaves. Currently, it's doing its own thing. Putting out new beautiful leaves. Very happy with it.
Shelley J on Mar 31, 2017
I wanted to grow bananas but the large trees rarely look very attractive. I liked the look and dwarf nature of the Dwarf Cavendish.
Jennifer M on Mar 28, 2017
love palm trees
meghan h on Mar 24, 2017
I am trying to include more edible plants in my garden. I'm excited to have these and watch them grow!
Carol J on Mar 18, 2017
Carmella didn't choose these - Frank did! I chose these items to enhance my tropical garden, and I also like bananas. Besides, a banana tree look good in my Jacuzzi in the winter before I move it outside.
Carmella F on Mar 3, 2017
Can be grown indoors.
Tammy D on Feb 28, 2017
I've always loved the look of banana trees....a vacation without travel.
Terry J on Feb 25, 2017
looks cute and edible plant.will try if it will trive indoor like what I see in the picture
maria c on Dec 2, 2018
I’d like to see if I can grow my own banana tree in a non tropical area.
Adinda D on Nov 15, 2018
How cold will the dwarf banana will stand?
A shopper on Oct 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I live in Los Angeles California... my tree survived last winter, but the leaves turned brown (cold bite, I guess)... so plan to cover it up next year... I would assume not below 30F.
Will this only fruit one time?
A shopper on Jun 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: As I understand it, each plant stem will produce fruit only once, but should throw pups, each of which would replace the mother plant and, in turn, fruit.
is my dwarf banana tree poisonus to my dogs and cats?
TONIW on Nov 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No they are not poisonous to animals.
do I need to purchase 2 tree to produce fruit?
A shopper on Jun 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: yes, the do best when they are close together and there is more than one
What does the patio planting kit consist of? What size planer can the Cavandish be grown in?
Janet on May 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I bought just the tree not the kit...however pot size I planted mine in was huge! The top diameter of my pot is 20-24" across. Had to put the pot on wheels to move it. The leaves are huge...mine measured at least 3-4' in length. Last year I was forced to leave it outside because it was so large. They get 8-10' from dirt level in height. Beautiful plant...but do research on the plant. For example if you want it to need to remove the babies...and plant them in another pot. They only fruit the babies are your future bananas!
In a 15 gal container until spring. What should it be fertilized with until then and how often? How low of out outside temp can it take? We've had cold nights high 30's low 40's not frost or freezing.
Steve B on Dec 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Banana trees are often as hungry as they are thirsty. Give your tree a well-balanced organic fertilizer once a month during the growing season. Fertilizer will have a recommended dose for the size of your tree on the back of the package. We recommend giving your tree half of that dose to avoid root burn. Once your tree flowers switch to an organic fertilizer that’s low in nitrogen. If a banana leaf drops, leave it. Banana leaves provide excellent natural resources as they decompose. Recommended temperature is above 65 degrees.
What exactly does @Years to bear: 2 to 3 years" mean?
Mark G on Mar 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It will take 2-3 year to bear fruit.
How much heat can the Cavendish Banana tolerate?
A shopper on Jun 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Cavendish Banana Trees can withstand very hot temperatures, even the heat in zone 11!
JERRY O on Dec 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: in Oklahoma and i think even north of there folks lop off the stalk just above ground just before the first freeze/heavy frost an insulate the stump and rhyzome and cover it with a large tub or planter and they survive just fine over winter and grow up even bigger than they were the year before. I have personally witnessed this several times and am trying it myself this year. i put mine in the ground a few weeks ago. In Florida it should work even better because here a really extreme year deep freeze might still overcome the insulation and cover. A Florida frost or freeze could not go as low or as long as a more northern state. So if bananas survive a more northern freeze in the ground they certainly will survive a Florida one.
Does this plant do well indoors in a small apartment in New Hampshire?
Norma F on Dec 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes they grow well indoors.
How do I know when the fruit is ripe enough to eat?
Torrie F on Jun 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: When they are a bright yellow and a little flecked.
Does the cavendish banana tree need a pollinator?
Charles E on Aug 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They are self fertile, but like most things in nature they do work better in pairs
How well will it grow in sandy soil?
KMAC08 on May 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Just a sandy soil is not good
Best soil is cactus mix
Well drained soil
Maintain PF between 5.5 and 7
Use high levels of pottasium using an irganic fertizer
how long does it take the dwarf cavendish banana to bear fruit?
chattelle j on Feb 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It can take 1-2 years before bearing fruit.
when is the best time to harvest?
A shopper on Aug 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Harvest your fruit once your bananas reach full size. Look for the flowers on the end, once your flowers fall off it's time to harvest.
will you ship this as a gift?
A shopper on Jun 24, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes. We do ship items as gifts and will even include gift messages. If you have trouble entering the gift information online call 888-504-2001 and a representative will walk you through the ordering process to make sure that your gift instructions are properly taken care of.
what is the temperature range it should be in?it will be in a place that gets a bit chilly in the 60's-high 50's where i live
A shopper on Oct 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I live in Tennessee. Eastern side. I left mine out in 45 degree weather. They will die off if you plant them then grow back in the spring even after hard freezes and snows. BUT if the freeze like that no bananas.
I plant containers so I can bring in
Can I use a part-time outside in Montana and the rest of the time in the house?
Baba2-6 on Feb 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It depends on the temperature. If you have warm temperatures in the summer then I don't see why not. Just remember to start them out in the shade for a week or so, or the leaves will burn.
N.B. I have two plants and would say that the picture is rather misleading. My pots are about five gallon capacity and I imagine must be much too small, since the leaves have never reached more than about 12"-15"and the plants are no more than three ft. high. I have not had any sign of actual bananas. Plants bought a couple of years ago.
They also need a huge amount of water where I live in south Georgia.
Does the banana tree need a polinator?
Deborah R on Jul 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: For better production you should have 2. But if not it will produce fine. Self polinating similar to corn.
Is this plant self propagating?
Tanner on Jun 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This dwarf cavendish banana sends up shoots from the main corm (root) in quantity. My plant was kept potted for a year and produced several pups (shoots) while potted. Once transplanted into open ground, it continued to produce more pups than needed to provide ongoing production, and requires pruning out some of the pups to confine it to the allowed space.
How long is the life cycle for banana plant ?
Louann B on Dec 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I was unable to keep my indoor banana plants alive, though I tried more than once.
How long does it take to start getting bananas?
Melissa S on Nov 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Well it's been about 2 years now..and I still have no bananas. I believe it depends on the region you are growing it. Up north (ny north) I'm not sure if I'll ever see bananas.
Are the dwarf cavendish bananas seedless?
Martin Z on May 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they are seedless.
What do I do with the little babies?
Suzette C on Sep 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Leave them with the main tree until they are a 1-2 ft long then you can separate them with the roots from the main tree. Or...just let them grow along with the mama tree.
I have had my banana tree 3 years and it appears healthy but does not produce fruit. How can I get it to fruit?
Susan G on Sep 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It can take up to 3-7 years to produce fruit.
I cracked the pup taking from mom will it live if I wrapped it & push it to rooted area will it live?
Deeda on May 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I split my plant and gave it to a friend. She brought hers indoors for the winter and it is doing fine, I put mine under cover, but think it didn't get enough sun so it died. I am reordering the plant and will take better care of it!
Are all of the fruit trees organic i.e. not sprayed with any pesticides?
Teddy on Mar 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: To comply with USDA phytosanitary regulations, we are required to apply a mild chemical treatment to all fruit trees shipped over state lines. This treatment is required to prevent the spread of potentially devastating pathogens from one state to another and is mandatory for all growers. Once your trees arrive, you can use all.
I have a banana tree that's hardy to -20 F. Is it toxic?
Nelnose on Jan 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Banana trees are not toxic.
I live in New Jersey will this Cavendish Banana Tree live and grow in my living room with large windows and a 20 foot Ceiling in my house. ???
Andrew K on Sep 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the Cavendish Banana can grow indoors in a container. It sounds like you have a good spot for it, just make sure it will be getting plenty of sun.
can i buy one about 3-4 feet tall ?
T T on Jun 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We do not carry any that large.

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