Super Dwarf Cavendish Banana

(23 customer reviews)
Arrives in 3 - 7 days.
Ships February 23rd - March 1st.
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$ 34.00
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3-in-1 Moisture Meter

Take the guesswork out of watering and light. Quickly and easily determine your plants water and light levels, along with pH value.

  • No batteries required
  • Easy to read moisture, light, and pH levels with large dial.
  • Perfect for Indoor or Outdoor Plants.
  • How to Use: Simply insert moisture meter 3-4 inches into the soil, toggle switch to test moisture, light, or pH level you would like to measure.
  • Designed only for testing soil. Please be sure to not touch stone or hard rock soil.
  • ***Please note that pH test value cannot be applied to any other liquid than water.

Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Pot it for me

Have your plant delivered pre-potted when purchasing a medium-sized plant along with one of our premium planters.

  • For Medium Plants
  • Perfect for gift giving
  • Replaces our standard grower pot
  • Medium Plant and Premium Planter must be purchased at same time to qualify
  • Can not be used with large, XL or hanging pot specimens

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Scientific Name: Musa acuminata ‘Super Dwarf Banana’

Common Names: Super Dwarf Banana, Mini Cavendish, Tropicana Banana

Overview: The Super Dwarf Banana Tree, known scientifically as Musa acuminata ‘Super Dwarf’, is a compact, fast-growing tropical plant prized for its ornamental appeal and ability to produce fruit in small spaces. Reaching a height of only 3 to 5 feet, this unique cultivar is perfect for container gardening, patios, or tight spaces in the landscape.

Thriving in full sun or partial shade, the Super Dwarf Banana Tree boasts large, vibrant green leaves that create a lush, tropical atmosphere. It requires well-draining soil and regular watering, with increased frequency during periods of rapid growth and fruit development.

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Description

Grow Your Own Delicious Bananas, Anywhere

One of the most fascinating features of the Super Dwarf Banana Tree is its ability to produce small, sweet, edible bananas even in limited space. Though smaller than commercial varieties, these bananas still offer a tasty and nutritious treat. The plant’s compact size and fruit-bearing capability make it an ideal option for urban gardeners or those with limited outdoor space.

In addition to its fruit production and visual appeal, the Super Dwarf Banana Tree serves as an excellent conversation piece, showcasing the adaptability and resilience of tropical plants. With proper care and attention, this unique, space-saving cultivar can bring a touch of the tropics to any home or garden.

Caring for your Super Dwarf Banana

Caring for a Super Dwarf can be a rewarding experience, as it not only adds a touch of tropical beauty to your home or garden but also provides small, sweet bananas for you to enjoy. The compact size and fruit-bearing capabilities of this unique plant make it an ideal choice for urban gardeners or those with limited space. Here are some essential tips for growing and caring for your Super Dwarf Banana Tree.

Location and Light Requirements

Super Dwarf Banana Trees thrive in full sun to partial shade. Ensure that your plant receives at least 6 hours of sunlight daily. When growing the plant indoors, place it near a bright window, preferably facing south or west, to provide the necessary light. If natural light is limited, consider supplementing with artificial grow lights to support healthy growth and fruit production.

Soil and Drainage

Well-draining soil is crucial for the health of your Super Dwarf Banana Tree. A loose, fertile potting mix with high organic matter content will provide the necessary nutrients and aeration for the plant’s roots. When planting in a container, make sure it has drainage holes to prevent waterlogging and root rot. Adding perlite, vermiculite, or coarse sand to the potting mix can further improve drainage.

Watering and Humidity

Regular watering is essential for the Super Dwarf Banana Tree, as its large leaves lose water rapidly through transpiration. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. During the growing season, you may need to water your plant every two to three days, depending on the size of the container and environmental conditions. In colder months, reduce the frequency of watering, as the plant’s growth will slow down.

Maintaining a humid environment is beneficial for the Super Dwarf Banana Tree, particularly when grown indoors. You can increase humidity by placing a tray of water filled with pebbles beneath the plant, misting the leaves regularly, or using a humidifier.

Fertilizing and Nutrient Requirements

Super Dwarf Banana Trees are heavy feeders, requiring regular fertilization to support their growth and fruit production. Use a balanced, slow-release fertilizer, such as a 10-10-10 or 14-14-14 formula, applied according to the manufacturer’s instructions. You can also supplement with organic matter, like compost or well-rotted manure, to provide additional nutrients. During the growing season, apply fertilizer every four to six weeks. Reduce the frequency of fertilization in the winter months.

Pruning and Maintenance

Pruning is essential for maintaining the health and appearance of your Super Dwarf Banana Tree. Remove dead or damaged leaves as they appear, using a sharp, clean pair of pruning shears. After the plant produces fruit, cut the fruiting stalk back to the base, as it will not produce fruit again. New suckers will emerge at the base of the plant, which can be left to grow and replace the older stalk, or can be removed and potted separately to create new plants.

Pest and Disease Management

Super Dwarf Banana Trees can be susceptible to common pests such as aphids, spider mites, and mealybugs. Regularly inspect your plant for any signs of infestation and treat promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil, following the manufacturer’s instructions. Maintaining proper watering and humidity levels can help prevent some diseases, such as fungal infections.

 

23 reviews for Super Dwarf Cavendish Banana

  1. Carolyn D. (verified owner)

    My Father loves it!

  2. Chris Holt (verified owner)

  3. Linda C. (verified owner)

    My new plant is so pretty and healthy. It was packaged so well and shipped quickly. It arrived in great condition. I definitely recommend this seller. I couldn’t be happier with my purchase!

  4. John A. (verified owner)

    healthy specimen

  5. Sarah Waldron (verified owner)

    Well worth ordering !!

  6. TAKEMA OWENS (verified owner)

  7. Sean B. (verified owner)

    Great size, halfway to Bananas. This is 1000% worth the investment, just up potted and have it in a 7gallon cloth potter, I bought the ‘oversized’ sale and they were right, it definitely needed a bigger pot. Looking forward to Bananas in ~6 months!

  8. Jessica Crookham-Ball (verified owner)

  9. Sal S. (verified owner)

    The top leaves had a lot of black discoloration but the plant looked to be healthy.

  10. kathleen (verified owner)

  11. Teresa Santos (verified owner)

    No matter what happens iam so pleased to have found you, you were so awesome and sweet with me that I don’t have nothing negative to say about your company all of you are beautiful people and I am very happy to be a customer. May God bless you and all of your family. Thank You so much for everything ❤

  12. John Mobley (verified owner)

    She’s lil thing but I’m sure this pretty dwarf banana will grow into a stellar plant!

  13. Joanne Sheffler (verified owner)

    Big healthy plant arrived in perfect condition.

  14. Linda

    I’ve never grown bananas before. Is this variety pretty simple to grow? Are they indoor, outdoor, in ground, in pots? What’s the best method to grow these plants?

  15. Rino cucco (verified owner)

  16. Teneeshia M. (verified owner)

    My plant came damaged from the post office, but it appears to be making a recovery. Overall, I am happy with the plant.

  17. Ken Clark (verified owner)

    Everything is great

  18. Leigh Chamberlain-Fuller (verified owner)

  19. Nathaniel Forbes – Letisha Azizah (verified owner)

    The plant arrived very damaged. Spoke to Hillary and purchase was covered. I would definitely order again.

  20. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Arrived extremely late and had to sit in the mail room as I was out of town. Was in bad shape. Hoping it recovers.

  21. Anonymous (verified owner)

  22. Melissa C. (verified owner)

    Arrived in perfect shape. Much larger than I expected. Lots of pups and new leaves opening up. First time buying plants online and I am more than thrilled in every way. Thank you!!

  23. Susan (verified owner)

    Your banana plant is healthy and beautiful. Thanks.

  24. Huamei Chen (verified owner)

    Good size tree

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Why others chose the Super Dwarf Cavendish Banana

Because it’s pet friendly, will add a tropical feel to my apartment while still being very small.

pet safe

Interested in trying to grow a fruiting plant. Sounds interesting

I love Plants!

I have been looking for a banana leaf tree for the last month and a half. I love the large green leaves.

My kids want me to get a plant that produces fruit

Was looking for an “island type” plant and saw this from another buyer.

I am growing lots of different kinds of bananas.

It is a good sized tropical plant at a reasonable price. Plus it is non-toxic to cats which is crazy hard to find in tropical plants outside of palms.

I am so excited to give this a try!

Used to live in Miami. Makes me feel at home.