Zone: Zones 9-11
Blue Java 10-20’ tall
Double Mahoi 5-8’ tall
Dwarf Namwa 6-10’ tall
Grand Nain 6-10’ tall
Temperature/Humidity: Loves warm & humid climates. Temperature at least 70 degrees & humidity above 50%.
Pet Friendly: Yes! This plant is non-toxic, and safe to grow around pets.
Edible: Yes. The fruit produced from this plant is edible.
Soil: Use a fertile, well-draining soil. PH 5.5-6.5. A cactus potting soil works well. An 8-10-8 (high in Potassium, Phosphorus, & Nitrogen) fertilizer may be used.
Lighting: 6-8 hours of light daily during the growing season. Use indirect lighting while the plant is small to avoid burning.
Water: Water when the soil starts to feel dry. We recommend using Distilled, Reverse Osmosis, or Rainwater.
- May grow indoors or outdoors. Potted or planted in the ground.
- This tree is self-pollinating. The plant will mature in 1-2 years. If healthy & fruiting conditions are right, it will produce bananas! It may take several months for the fruit to fully form and become ripe. Please note that growing fruit indoors can be done, but is more difficult & may take longer.
- Each tree will bear fruit once per year. Once the fruit is harvested, we recommend cutting the plant back for the winter. As long as the underground parts of the plant survive the winter, the cycle will start again the following spring. This is the best method for a good chance at having fruit next year. If your winter months experience freezing temperatures, the whole plant will need to be brought indoors.