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Banana - Dwarf Cavendish

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The Dwarf Cavendish Banana, scientifically known as Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Cavendish', is a beloved variety cherished by gardeners worldwide since the 1950s. Its compact size, reaching only 1.5 - 1.8 meters in height, makes it ideal for small spaces like patios or container gardens. Producing up to 90 sweet bananas annually, this self-pollinating tree adds a tropical charm with its broad, shiny green leaves and yellowish-green bark. Easy to grow and maintain, it thrives in full sun and moist, well-drained soil. Regular watering and fertilization, especially with potassium-rich fertilizers, ensure optimal fruit development. Pruning dead leaves and suckers redirects energy for fruit production, while vigilance against pests like spider mites and aphids is crucial. In cooler climates, it can be grown indoors during winter. With its exceptional flavor and ease of cultivation, the Dwarf Cavendish Banana remains a favorite among fruit enthusiasts worldwide.
Banana Plant Care Tips
  1. Sunlight: Banana plants thrive in full sun, so it's best to plant them in an area that receives at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day.

  2. Soil: Banana plants prefer well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. A pH range of 5.5-7.0 is ideal for optimal growth.

  3. Watering: Banana plants require regular watering, especially during the growing season. Keep the soil moist, but not waterlogged. Overwatering can cause the roots to rot.

  4. Fertilizer: Banana plants are heavy feeders and require regular fertilization. Apply a balanced fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season.

  5. Mulching: Mulch around the base of the plant to help retain moisture and suppress weeds.

  6. Pruning: Remove any dead or damaged leaves and suckers (smaller offshoots that grow from the base of the plant) regularly. This will help promote healthy growth and prevent disease.

  7. Pests and diseases: Banana plants are susceptible to a variety of pests and diseases, so it's important to monitor the plant regularly for any signs of infestation or disease. Common pests include aphids, spider mites, and mealybugs, while common diseases include Panama disease and Sigatoka leaf spot.

  8. Harvesting: Bananas are typically harvested when they are fully ripe and the skin is yellow. Cut the bunch off the plant with a sharp knife and allow the fruit to ripen further at room temperature.

Banana - Dwarf Cavendish
Banana - Dwarf Cavendish

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Ram Malapati
Great service

Well packed, prompt service and reasonable pricing

Rosalind Morton
Banana Dwarf Cavendish

Impressed with very prompt delivery and well packaged, lovely banana plant.

Kirsty Trezise
Banana Tree

Nursery was awesome and fast to deal with.

My Flying Dragon Purchase Experience

The product was great - a large grade plant that eceeded my expectations. Only let down by the total lack of communication throughout the purchase. No emails regarding payment made or date when the item was sent - the item just turned up unexpectedly. The only email received was this request to supply a review.

Daryl A

Good quality banana plant delivered asap. Very happy. Thanks