Musa Acuminata Bananna House Plant 6cm Pot

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Musa acuminata, also known as the Cavendish banana, is a popular species of banana that is commonly grown as a houseplant or in tropical gardens. Here are some care tips to help you keep your Musa acuminata banana healthy:

  1. Light: Musa acuminata prefers bright, indirect light. Place the plant near a sunny window, but avoid exposing it to direct sunlight, as this can scorch the leaves.

  2. Water: Keep the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Avoid letting the soil dry out completely, as this can cause leaf drop or damage.

  3. Humidity: Musa acuminata prefers moderate to high humidity levels. You can increase humidity by placing a humidifier nearby or by placing a tray of water near the plant.

  4. Temperature: Musa acuminata prefers temperatures between 68-85°F (20-30°C). Avoid exposing it to cold drafts or sudden temperature changes.

  5. Soil: Use a well-draining soil mix, such as a potting soil that contains perlite, vermiculite, or sand. This will prevent water from sitting around the roots and causing rot.

  6. Fertilizer: Feed your Musa acuminata with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 2-3 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Follow the manufacturer's instructions for dosage.

  7. Pruning: Prune your Musa acuminata to maintain its shape and remove any yellowing or damaged leaves. You can also remove the spent flower stalks after the fruit has been harvested.

  8. Harvesting: Harvest the bananas when they are fully ripe, which is indicated by the yellow color and slightly soft texture. Cut the bunch from the plant with a sharp knife, taking care not to damage the stem or other fruit.

By following these tips, you can help your Musa acuminata banana thrive and produce delicious fruit. However, keep in mind that bananas can grow quite large and may require a lot of space, so make sure you have a suitable spot for it to grow.

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  • Plants are supplied in plastic nursery pots unless stated in the product title.

  • Plants are not for consumption unless stated as edible.

  • Plant heights can fluctuate +/- 10%.

  • Our plants are kept at our tropical nursery in Yorkshire where we maintain an average temperature of 18c.

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