Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors(hardy down to 30℉) 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 8-10 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 6-8 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- 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 & Photos
Tree is beautiful I have had it for a little more than a year. Still waiting on some bananas. I did separate the root once so now I have 2 can’t wait for the summer
Hi David! We love hearing that your tree is doing so well! Bananas are heavy feeders so be sure to fertilize often. If you have any questions or need recommendations on fertilizers, please visit plantingdirections.com or reach out to us and we're happy to help! Thank you for taking the time to review your tree!
First try in topicals.
I know little about these tropical plants but if we make it through the winter we should thrive and prosper.
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.
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!! '
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
Planting & Care
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.
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.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$149 & above||Free Shipping!|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of April 29th|
|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of April 7th|
|Zones 7-11||Ships Now!|