Banana plant Musa 'Tropicana'


Banana plant Musa 'Tropicana'

A tropical touch
A vibrant home! This small banana tree makes a lovely indoor plant that adds charm and personality to any room. The banana plant (Musa) 'Tropicana' is a fast-growing plant. The banana plant is a tropical plant, so it needs a spot where it will get a lot of light. However, make sure that the plant isn't exposed to too much direct sunlight. Make sure to water the Musa regularly. Water it nearly every day in the summer. Don't let the soil get too dry, but don't keep it constantly wet either. Spray the leaves twice a week with a plant sprayer. Feed the Musa with plant food regularly.
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Latin name: Musa
Delivery type: Delivered as plant in nursery pot
Guarantee: 100% growth and flowering guarantee
Color: Green
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow
Green stayer: No
Leafs all year: Yes
Hardy plants: No
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Scented: Not Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: No

The banana plant (Musa sp.) is a special houseplant that brings a tropical feel into the home. Water immediately upon receipt. To show it off, stand it in a nice pot or transplant into a slightly larger one. Choose a warm, light place for your plant but make sure the leaves are protected from direct sunlight. Do not let the potting soil dry out.


Water your banana plant regularly, to keep the soil relatively moist. However the banana (Musa sp.) hates 'wet feet' so ensure sufficient drainage. From spring until autumn, add plant food to the water regularly. Banana plants need lots of heat, so 13˚C is the minimum temperature in order for them to survive. In winter stand in a cooler position and reduce watering. The banana (Musa sp.) can be placed outside on your patio during the summer, as long as it’s not too cold. The banana plant can definitely not tolerate frost, so bring it indoors before the frosts start.

The banana plant is basically a plant that grows in one year (and flowers) which is certainly the case in the tropics. Here the main shoot can take up to 1 or 2 years. At the end of this period, the plant makes a new shoot. It grows bigger and will eventually replace the main shoot. When the main shoot has become unsightly you can cut it off. The plant can be transplanted into a slightly larger pot. Make sure the young shoots grow well by fertilising every 2 weeks using a fertiliser for houseplants or green plants.


As this banana remains small it makes a perfect houseplant. A close relative to the variety that produces the edible banana. Under ideal conditions the Musa sp. can come into bloom in the living room or greenhouse. The flowers are surrounded by conspicuous bracts. After flowering, fruits will appear but they are not edible. New shoots may grow from the base of the banana plant, so you get even more of the lovely banana leaves.

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