Musa Dwarf Cavendish – Banana Plant

(1 customer review)


So I went down a wee rabbit hole when researching these plants and was super pleased to learn the origin of the name of this particular banana plant comes from our own shores.  The plants were first brought to the UK in the 1800’s and were gifted to the 6th Duke of Devonshire (William Cavendish) and to this day Cavendish Bananas are the most popular bananas in the whole world. How about that for a bit of Devonshire patriotism?

Those beautiful paddle shaped tropical leaves are often marked with deep purple but as the plant ages the markings will disappear. They can grow up to 3 metres tall – which would be hard to do in your home so I wouldn’t worry about needing to pop a hole in your roof to accommodate your banana plant.

The leaves can tear, or even snap under the weight of the leaf. This is really part of their charm so don’t worry, they grow quickly so they will replenish their leaves in no time.

Also – even though this is a banana plant, it probably won’t fruit.

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Light : This lovely won’t mind a bit of shade but would prefer some bright indirect light – she could also take some bright sun too. The younger leaves could scorch in the hot summer sun. 

Water:  These guys need LOTS of water. You will need to keep your eye on the soil and water when the top 4/5cm has dried out. 

Humidity: Regular misting will keep your Banana Plant thinking she is in the jungle! 

Temperature: Avoid draughts and don’t let the temperature drop below 10 degrees. 

Food:  You can feed your banana plant every couple of weeks in the growing season. 

Toxicity:  Nibbler safe! Welcome her in with open arms and don’t mind if your little critters (pets + kiddos) have a nibble.

Dimensions 19 × 100 cm

If your banana leaf plant doesn’t seem to be growing it could be a few issues, it might need repotting, or fertilising, or it’s too cold. You’ll be able to figure out where you’re at as you’ll know your plant best and then you can choose a course of action.


Blemished/damaged/teared leaves are just part of this plants thing. They churn out new leaves pretty quickly so don’t panic.

1 review for Musa Dwarf Cavendish – Banana Plant

  1. Pat Hills (verified owner)

    Love the plant and delivery was very quick excellent service

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