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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


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-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.

Course 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
-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- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 6ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.

Add A Decorative Pot

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.


Full Sun


5-10 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:

Very Good

Harvest Time:


Fruit Color:

Yellow Green

Year to Bear:

2-3 years

Botanical Name:

Musa acuminata

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Grow Delicious Bananas Indoors or Out!

The Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree brings bananas within reach of any home gardener... no matter where you live!

In cold areas, they can easily be grown in containers and moved indoors during the winter. Makes a great looking tropical house plant.

The problem with other varieties that grow 20 ft. tall is you couldn't bring them indoors to ripen fruit. The Cavendish is dwarf-sized, only maturing to 8-10 ft. tall... so you can easily bring it in your kitchen or sunroom and start growing delicious bananas!

Although the tree is a dwarf variety, you still get plenty of regular-sized fruit.

If the fruit is not reason enough to grow the Dwarf Cavendish, the huge leaves and pretty flowers are beautiful to look at. The leaves grow up to 4 feet long, are extremely lush, and provide you with shade and privacy. Young leaves may tinge with red, but the majority of the leaves are a fresh green color. The beautiful flower is football shaped and can be quite large. With pollination, the flowers drop and the bananas form. For the fruit to mature and ripen, a frost free environment is needed.

The Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree quickly reaches a mature height of 8-10 feet. It is perfect for adding a tropical look to your pool, patio, or courtyard.

These trees are a real showpiece, especially when they display their ripening fruit.

Banana leaves are huge and can sometimes get crinkled in shipping. Simply remove any damaged or worn leaves to stimulate the growth of new leaves. Use them to wrap meat for your next barbeque. During the growing season you will see fresh new leaves appear every few days.

Bananas are one of nature's most complete fruits, and having a fresh supply will certainly be good for your health and beneficial to your friends and family!

The Dwarf Cavendish is our best-selling banana tree, so be sure to order yours now before they're all gone!

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Customer Reviews

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Recently purchased and received my Cavendish banana tree. It arrived in good shape. Put it in a bigger pot and it is thanking me with numerous leaves. It thrives in the eastern window and is soaking up the sun. My 2 hermit crabs love to climb up the pot and nestle next to the tree's stalk. Bet they are hoping the bananas arrive soon. ME TOO. Every tree I purchased from FGT has been a delight to own and take care of. They are wonderful people with a A+ attitude.I recommend them to all my family and friends.
January 1, 2013
over 3 years ago
I ordered 8 fruit trees within the last month and all of my trees came in beautiful with the exception of my Cavendish Banana tree, however, i called immediately and sent a picture of the tree and the customer service was excellent and they have already shipped me a replacement tree! I highly recommend this company. They have been MOST helpful! My other trees look great and have new growth all over them!
January 1, 2013
I planted this Banana Tree on a pot. I got a 'baby' already (which I gave to my mother so now she has her own banana tree) and its growing two more on each side. I have it indoors and it's doing great and it looks great too.
January 1, 2013
over 6 years ago
Great little banana plant
I purchased this banana plant in August 2014. So far it's doing very well. Because I live in an area with very hot and dry summers, I have it as an indoor container plant in a south facing room. I have it planted with a mixture of 50/50 organic potting mix and citrus potting mix. It seems to do very well next to the window and it is growing at a rate of 1 new leaf every week. I haven't gotten any banana fruit yet, but I understand it could take up to a year to get some fruit from new banana plants. It is a true cavendish banana plant because the new leaves exhibit those famous purplish/brown spots upon opening. So far, so good.
February 12, 2015
Las Vegas, NV
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
Super Nice Plant!
We love Bananas so purchasing this was a no brainer. It arrived in a slightly damaged box, during shipping no doubt, and the dirt/mulch in the planter was dumped out in the bag surrounding the plant/planter, and the pot was badly damaged.
I re-potted in a larger pot as I don't know where I want to put this yet. The new pot is a gallon planter.
The plant suffered from shipping as it has been a minimum of 100 degrees every day so far, 103 to 107 in the past 2 weeks alone, so it was hotter inside the box.
Once re-planted and watered, it looks to be doing good. It is about 2 foot tall, with many long leaves. I am watering it every day , but not over watering it. It sits on my porch during the day where it gets great morning sun and by noon the sun is straight up. About 1 in the afternoon it starts to get too hot so I move it under the roofed part of the patio so it's not in the direct sun in the hottest part of the day. Before I got to bed, I check on it and move it back out on the porch for the morning sun.
It's still new, only having it a week, so obviously I don't have any fruit yet, but so far it looks good!
Shipping was fast, communication from FGT is excellent. I've received some really nice healthy plants from them so far, and will continue to purchase from them.
August 21, 2014
Copperas Cove, TX
over 3 years ago
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I ordered this 2 years ago for my father in Florida...and still no fruit. Very disappointing.
January 1, 2013
over 6 years ago
This tree has been awesome! We planted it this summer in a container and it has been super easy to take care of... It has grown to a height of almost 4' in just a few months and we are looking forward to the bananas soon!
January 1, 2013
over 6 years ago
Plant doing well. Arrived healthy and have not had any problems. Has 4 babies this year. bought about 1 year ago.No fruit yet but has grown much larger.
January 1, 2013
over 6 years ago
Hardy and fast growing.
This is one beautiful tree and fast growing. Highly recommend for any landscape.
November 9, 2014
newark, NJ
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
Ordered 5 trees, 2 died
The company was great, but we are in Southern California and when delivered, the trees were in need of some serious TLC. We lost our banana tree and our mango tree. The banana tree was Los day 1 and the mango tree was lost after a week or so. Perhaps they just weren't meant to travel these distances. We'll try another source.
July 31, 2015
over 2 years ago

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.

● Don’t over water your Cavendish Banana plant.
● Apply compost for healthy organic growth.
● 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
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
The tree I wanted (Tangelo) was not available
Maggie W on Nov 9, 2017
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
Fresh is always better, why pay store prices for something I can grow myself.
Grace a on Feb 23, 2017
I can't find it at any nursery around my home.
Coleen C on Feb 17, 2017
Just so cute! My goats love bananas and these are perfect for them!
Michelle M on Feb 8, 2017
I love bananas. They're my favorite fruit and I want to grow my own. So I picked this so I could do that
Maranda k on Jan 21, 2017
I like to eat a banana daily and would love to be able to grow them myself.
Deborah W on Jan 7, 2017
Want it for indoor decoration and eating
Dana B on Jan 6, 2017
I chose this because I can move it to where I want it as our patio changes and still it is big enough to give cover and full-sized bananas.
cheri k on Jan 1, 2017
I can imagine this plant looking great on my balcony or else next to the sunny window next to my bathtub. Of course, I would love to grow bananas!
Joanne D on Dec 31, 2016
It looked like a nice plant I could use in my living room. Plus I like bananas.
Brooke K on Dec 30, 2016
I Can bring in house and saves space
Jackie L on Dec 23, 2016
It's unique and the perfect gift for my dad.
David R. E on Dec 18, 2016
THEA K on Dec 15, 2016
The tree is beautiful and doesn't grow too much.
Dalvanice L on Dec 8, 2016
Dad is from Hawaii and has always wanted one -- got it for him for Christmas.
Kelly C on Dec 8, 2016
Son asked for it for Christmas.
blakely k on Dec 5, 2016
I like bananas!
Tamara B on Nov 29, 2016
always ate those dwarf banana so sweet and delicious . now hopefull in my own home.
jignesh m on Nov 27, 2016
Wife like Bananas
Brian H on Nov 27, 2016
I love dwarf trees that actually yield fruit and I miss being able to pick a banana right from the tree and eat it. Organic is the best.
Mike D on Nov 18, 2016
grows fruits indoors
david d on Nov 11, 2016
banana trees are so pretty
Sarah A on Oct 30, 2016
Always wanted one. Afraid the other may not grow where I am. This will be a back up.
A. P on Oct 17, 2016
Hubby wanted a banana tree for the yard.
Bonnie W on Oct 15, 2016
Why would you not want to grow bananas? The price of food is high and just keeps getting higher.
Ezra K on Oct 7, 2016
because I love bananas and growing my own food
shawn s on Sep 15, 2016
My girls very much enjoy growing and eating fresh food. In our area we can use this through the winter
zach s on Sep 13, 2016
look good by the pool
william c on Sep 11, 2016
my banana trees are growing and putting off shoots.
Mary P on Sep 7, 2016
I grow indoors in a bedroom under full spectrum LED grow lights, an experiment/hobby starting this year. I look for berry bushes and trees that are dwarf size, are smaller in height and girth and/or can be pruned to size. I have two Clementine trees from fast growing. They are doing very well. I have two Top Hat Blueberry bushes, as well as, Everberry Strawberries, from a local nursery. They are doing very well. I also mixed in some veggies. Now, bananas, pineapple and figs from fast growing!!!!
HUBERT J on Aug 10, 2016
Hector M on Aug 5, 2016
It's beautiful and the fruit is very healthy for you!
Lucy C on Aug 2, 2016
I like the looks and like bananas and wanted a banana that grew fast and will do well potted.
Kevin M on Jul 26, 2016
We like bananas and wanted to grow my own.
Manuel P on Jul 24, 2016
Was hoping to have bananas on hand
Ashley H on Jul 16, 2016
Love the look of the plant
Kerry B 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
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: The Cavendish Banana Tree will flower and produce fruit many times during its life time.
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: If the purchased tree has smaller ones producing along with it, will it still produce fruit or do i need to buy another tree? I haven't had any fruits yet & i had the tree for 2 years now; what can be the problem
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.
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.
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: There are no seeds in the fruits, bananas are propagated from the offshoots that develop at the base of the mother plant. The suckers, pups or rhizomes, are cut off from what remains of the mother plant when they are 3 feet tall, taking some of the root system along with them. After removing the larger leaves,and place the suckers go into containers to develop a good root system of their own.
Are the dwarf cavendish bananas seedless?
Martin Z on May 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they are seedless.
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.
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.
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
can i buy one about 3-4 feet tall ?
T T on Jun 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We do not carry any that large.
I live in Parrish, FL and wondered if I could grow dwarf bananas in a large pot on my pool patio which is screened in. The pot is very large, about 16-19" diam by 16" tall. The Lanai is about 14 feet high. Will it yield more if in the ground?
Frosty on May 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can grow it in a pot.
I bought my Dwarf Cavendish at my local hardware/household store. It was very healthy showing robust growth in a 10 in. pot. I brought it home and put it on my patio in full sun and within about 10 minutes the sun had started to scorch the leaves! I was intending to keep my plant on the patio but I quickly brought the plant inside when I saw how the full sun affected the leaves! I thought these plants liked full sun?
Marc L on Sep 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I live in Central Texas and bought my Cavendish a month ago. I re-potted it immediately and put it on my back in the sun. The leaves started turning black so I had to pull it out of the sun. I didn't think it would burn, but it has been very hot here, between 101 and 107 every day for the past 3-4 weeks. My husband used to run a garden department and told me to put it in the shade where it would get morning sun only, as the afternoon sun it too hot for these tropical plants. As soon as I put it in the shade, it has sprouted 5 more trees around the original one. I purchased fertilizer tablets from FGT when I bought it, and waited 4 weeks to put it in with the tree. Now my Banana tree is a foot taller and I'll have to re-pot in a larger pot to accommodate so many of them! The leaves look beautiful, it is doing really well where I've put it, so I'm very happy. Also, if you've got your Banana sitting on a cement type floor, the sun heats it up fast and dries out your dirt, so you'd have to water it more then usual. I have mine on a bench my husband made and I do have to water it 2 times a day right now. When it gets cooler I don't expect to have to water so much. I hope this helps!

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