Banana Tree 'Dwarf Cavendish'

Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Cavendish'


From Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew x Sproutl

Current Height: 160 cm
160 cm

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Why We Love It

If you want the ultimate indoor exotic plant, this chap’s your man. 

The 'Cavendish' banana (or Musa acuminata, if we’re donning our Latin cap) was first brought to the UK in the 1800s. 

Though it grows up to 3m in the Palm House, we’ve sourced the beautiful 'Dwarf Cavendish' variety to fit in your home. 

'Dwarf Cavendish' has paddle-shaped, attention-grabbing leaves that will continue to grow and grow, adding a beautiful splash of bright architectural greenery to any indoor space. 

Alas, it won't give you any bananas unless you heat your house to tropical temperatures.

Banana Tree Facts

Splitting leaves...

Banana leaves tear and split over time - for a good reason.

Originally from the tropics, bananas evolved to withstand high winds and storms - their leaves easily tearing to allow strong winds to pass through, rather than acting as a sail and pulling the whole tree from the ground. 

We love the scruffy imperfection that comes to all banana trees, but don’t worry. If looked after properly, yours will regularly grow new ones.

It's not technically a tree...

It's a herb. *mind blown*

Though bananas are indeed fruits (carrying the seed of the plant), the banana tree is, in fact, a distant relation of a ginger - with a succulent tree stem, instead of a wood one.

Want to know more?

  • As found in the Palm House
  • Current height: 160 cm, current spread: 100 cm
  • You wont need to 'plant' this houseplant. Leave the plant in its nursery pot, and put the whole thing into a decorative pot to create "the look"
  • Your Banana Tree will enjoy bright light, and lots of it
  • Mist the leaves every other day to keep your plant happy
  • Pets and kids? This plant is non-toxic, so safe around pets and kids

Product Details

Pot Diameter
34 cm
Current Height
160 cm
Current Spread
100 cm
Brand Name
Kew x Sproutl
Botanic Name
Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Cavendish'
Light Condition
Sun, Partial shade
Eventual Spread
200 cm
Effort Level
Bit of love needed
Eventual Height
300 cm
Code: SPRTL153623


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