PlantFiles: Dwarf Banana Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Cavendish'
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On Oct 23, 2011, rkwright85 from Horton, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:
I got one of these through a mail-order nursery and have grown it as a house plant for over a year now. It was 4" when I got it and is now between 4-5' tall. Has been very low-maintenance as a house plant and have never had a problem with it. I set it outside during the summer and the leaves can get damaged if it is windy.
On Dec 15, 2008, ronster1266 from Montrose, MI wrote:
I got this plant from my local grocery store when it was only about 4in high in a 4in pot, i transplanted it into a 14in pot in the spring and it exploded from 4in to about 2ft in a few months it now even has a few baby rhizomes comming off of it
On Jun 27, 2001, Amari from Austin, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
Bright green leaves variably marked, when young, with dark purple-red blotches. Large, heavy flower clusters with reddish to dark purple bracts, yellow flowers. Height 6 to 8 foot tall. Although this is a dwarf banana, it produces full sized sweet smooth fruit.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Midland City, Alabama Mesa, Arizona Fresno, California Los Angeles, California Martinez, California Sacramento, California Thousand Oaks, California Auburndale, Florida Bartow, Florida Broadview-pompano Park, Florida Campbell, Florida Casselberry, Florida Cocoa Beach, Florida De Bary, Florida (2 reports) De Land, Florida Deltona, Florida Fort Pierce, Florida Jan Phyl Village, Florida Jupiter, Florida Loxahatchee, Florida Miami Beach, Florida North De Land, Florida Palm Bay, Florida Port Charlotte, Florida Rockledge, Florida Rotonda, Florida Ruskin, Florida Shady Hills, Florida South Venice, Florida Trenton, Florida Valrico, Florida Chackbay, Louisiana Estelle, Louisiana Shreveport, Louisiana Saucier, Mississippi Somerset, New Jersey Clifton Park, New York Elizabeth City, North Carolina Alsea, Oregon Brookhaven, Pennsylvania Narberth, Pennsylvania Bluffton, South Carolina Hilton Head Island, South Carolina (2 reports) Ladys Island, South Carolina North Augusta, South Carolina Carrollton, Texas Galveston, Texas Houston, Texas Keller, Texas La Vernia, Texas Markham, Texas Missouri City, Texas Murchison, Texas Rowlett, Texas San Antonio, Texas