Banana can be an herbaceous plant of the Musa genus that’s prized because of its bright, yellow-peeled fruit of the same name. Native to tropical Southeast Asia, banana grows best in USA Department of Agriculture (USDA) plant hardiness zones 10 and 11. Because so many of america lacks the required climate to grow banana effectively, it is sold beneath the name banana leaf houseplant and grown indoors. Looking after your beautiful banana leaf plant is easy.
Position your banana leaf plant near a window where it could receive eight or even more hours of bright light each day. Avoid positioning the plant within 6 feet of heaters or ac units, that may cause its growing medium to dry.
Run a cool mist humidifier close to the banana leaf plant to improve the humidity of the area where the plant is kept. Set the plant’s container on a shallow tray filled up with water and decorative pebbles; as the water evaporates it’ll supply the banana leaf plant with additional healthy humidity.
Water your banana leaf plant 2-3 times weekly to maintain its growing medium continually moist. Avoid overwatering by allowing the top of growing medium to dry slightly between watering. Decrease the frequency of watering through the winter, when the plant isn’t actively growing.
Fertilize the banana leaf plant once weekly with a quarter-strength solution of specially formulated banana plant fertilizer. Apply the weak fertilizer application to your plant according to directions on the product label.
Prune your banana leaf plant, as needed, to regulate its decoration. Remove discolored, diseased, damaged or dead leaves from your own plant once you notice them. Make use of sharpened and sterilized pruning shears to cut problem foliage from the plant.