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Dwarf Cavendish Banana

Available Spring 2017

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Lush leaves and sweet fruit! This distinctive tree features large, smooth tropical foliage and produces bunches of flavorful, slightly thick-peeled bananas that are 3-6 inches long. Plants will lose purple splotching in the leaves with maturity. Heat-tolerant. Harvest approx. 4-6 months after fruit develops. Self-pollinating. Musa Dwarf Cavendish

  • If you live in a cooler climate, plant these warm-weather plants in containers so that you can move them indoors before freezing temperatures arrive.
  • Tree matures around 8-10 feet tall but can be kept smaller in containers.
  • Banana plants ship after April 1st in spring. This plant does not ship when cold weather threatens, so you may receive it separately from the rest of your order.


Bloom Color Red, Yellow
Fruit Color Yellow Green
Fruit Size Small - Medium
Pollination Self-pollinating
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 6.5
Taste Good, Sweet
Texture Soft, Smooth
Years to Bear 2 - 3
Zone Range 9 - 10

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 9 - 10
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.


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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Can be grown in a container, enjoy bananas taste and look of plants also the ability to move inside during frost.
James M on Apr 13, 2016
We eat a lot of bananas, and wanted to try my gardening skills on bananas.
Rhonda B on Apr 7, 2016
Can be grown in a container, enjoy bananas taste and look of plants also the ability to move inside during frost.
James M on Apr 13, 2016
Shade for patio.
Jason S on Apr 9, 2016
We eat a lot of bananas, and wanted to try my gardening skills on bananas.
Rhonda B on Apr 7, 2016
Shade for patio.
Jason S on Apr 9, 2016
What is the size and age of the dwarf banana plant at shipping?
Joe B on Feb 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! The Dwarf Banana Plant will be 6-12 months old and has a shipping expectation of 4" tall.
I just got my plant a few days ago and the leaves are for some reason always wet. Not sticky just feels like water. Is this normal?
David C on Apr 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have had mine for about a year now and I think it's a good sign that it has been given sufficient water. Yes I think it is normal as mine always has water on its leaves
Can this banana plant grow in the house?
Karen L on Sep 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Sorry Karen, I planted outdoors; but I have been told that it is made to grow indoors
I have a greenhouse - can I plant a dwarf Cavendish banana plant in a pot inside the greenhouse?
Renee y on Apr 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have my banana plant in a pot in a south facing window and it is doing really well. I would think that a greenhouse environment would be even better. Good luck!
what grow light would you recommend for this tree if it is indoors for winter?
Eric c on Oct 21, 2016

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Dwarf Cavendish Banana
If you are planning to harvest banana sometime in the future plant it out side in a fully sunny area.It is an outdoor tropical /semi-tropical plant, and it needs soil, (it loves clay soil) and sun light to grow. I got my plant in April 2015, and in 6 months, it became 5 feet tall and about 5 feet spread (leaves).In winter, the leaves dried/died off.(does not look good). I chopped off the dried leaves. Now, it is almost spring, and it began to grow again.I hope to get some bananas this year.The plant was very small when I received (I think , a 4 inch pot), and now the trunk became so fat, many new baby plants also grew from the bottom side.
I live in Zone 9, where I have light freeze.That is the reason the leaved dried up. Zone 10 is the best in USA.for the banana plant.
The tree looks pretty, and I love it.
March 18, 2016
1 year ago
picky and slow growing, but beautiful
I've had my dwarf banana trees one year now (I ordered one but there were actually two potted together.) They are 2.5 feet tall now and are very pretty tropical foliage for my living room. It's too early to except fruit for another year or two. It's fun to watch them grow one giant leaf at a time- over the course of about two weeks a leaf shoots up and unrolls, then the next one like clockwork.

These have been a very picky plant for me- if I put them on the balcony for even a few hours in the sun, their leaves turn irreversibly brown. If I'm one day late for weekly watering, the leaves droop. If they get too hot or cold by even a few degrees, all growth stops completely for a few weeks.

I would recommend this as a large indoor plant. It needs a lot of attention, but will reward you with a tropical look you can't get with many other plants. I might even buy more!
May 22, 2016
1 year ago
I like it
The tree still small but growing everyday. Can't wait to see it at its final size.
May 23, 2016
1 year ago
Fast shipping and live plant
Shipping was fast and my banana tree is still going strong.
May 21, 2016
1 year ago
Dwarf Cavendish Banana
Trees doing very well despite it going through a surprise frost. It bounced back beautifully. Highly recommend.
June 13, 2016
1 year ago
Very healthy plant!
I have had this plant for A little over a year. My only regret is that I didn't plant it in a much bigger pot. And I did use a 3 foot by 3 foot pot. Everyday a see a new leaf sprouting. And it spreads so there are now 4 plants in the same pot. No fruit yet but it is maturing quickly!
May 19, 2016
1 year ago
Haven't seen any results yet
It's been 2 years since I planted in a pot and placed at a south facing window. I see plant growing but I also see older leaves browning and dying. Hopefully I will see a flower this year.
June 2, 2016
1 year ago
dwarf cavendish banana tree
It takes up a lot of room and its all leaves which turn brown
August 12, 2016
1 year ago
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