Cavendish Banana (Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Cavendish') in the Bananas Database

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Cavendish Banana
Give a thumbs up Banana

Botanical names:
Musa acuminata Accepted
Musa cavendishii Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 6 to 8 feet (1.8-2.4m)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Other: Seasonal. Bloom can occur in any season depending on size of plant and climate.
Underground structures: Rhizome
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Stolons and runners
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

P-stem 3'H, overall 5.5-6'H in z6a.

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Plant Events from our members
hoovertheremover On March 29, 2019 Miscellaneous Event
Moved him into my office with my new grow lighting. He's sitting rather far from it but he'll get some rays.
hoovertheremover On March 26, 2019 Miscellaneous Event
Leaf fully unfurled! It's a beaut.
hoovertheremover On March 25, 2019 Potted up
He needed it. He's been drooping more and more and his leaf was starting to stop unfurling. He's in a 50/50 perlite/succulent soil mix now, has been placed on the windowsill and is looking much happier.
hoovertheremover On March 17, 2019 Obtained plant
Save-On Foods. Came with a furled leaf that's been slowly unrolling.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
How is your Musa doing? by wildflowers Apr 28, 2018 3:42 PM 0
Banana Plant Help by jf1963 Sep 21, 2017 9:16 AM 3
Musa banana won't grow by Clevername Apr 9, 2017 3:29 PM 4
Musa tropicana (banana plant) by Plantage Feb 9, 2017 6:50 AM 6
Dwarf Cavendish Banana plant by jnicholes Dec 8, 2016 8:42 AM 15
Banana to be and Jaboticaba update by Plantsmylove Dec 15, 2016 6:47 AM 3
Bananas by TexasPlumeria87 Aug 19, 2018 8:43 AM 337
Growing tropicals in the north by eclayne Sep 29, 2015 7:33 PM 898

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