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Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Cavendish'



Botanical name:

muse acuminata


'Dwarf Cavendish'

Common name:

Chinese Banana; Banana Ladybug; dwarf banana tree



Product group:

Ornamental, Fruit plant


Air Purifier, Subtropical


Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit


Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Cavendish' is an amazing dwarf banana tree. This decorative foliage plant has a compact habit and a short trunk.

It has huge paddle-shaped green leaves with an unusual foliage pattern, mottled reddish.

Musa acuminata is native to tropical and subtropical parts of Southeast Asia, where it grows as a perennial herb in moist forests.

This compact Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Cavendish' is grown primarily for indoor ornamental applications and prized for its air purifying qualities.

It is closely related to the varieties that are used for commercial fruit production and Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Cavendish' also produces delicious edible fruit over time.

Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Cavendish' is commonly known as Chinese Banana or Ladybug Banana and Dwarf Banana.


Culture Conditions


Young tissue culture plants

Pot Size:

24 cm

plant height:

75 cm

Cultivation period:

All year

Ideal growing temperature:

18 - 22°C

Growing time for young plant:

8-10 weeks

Growing time from young plant to final product:

12-20 weeks



Musa 'Dwarf Cavendish'

SKU: P1536
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