Place your Banana Plant in a room next to a bright, sunny window. She should receive light for most of the day. Rotate the plant occasionally to encourage even growth.
The Banana Plant needs full sunlight, with 6 to 8 hours of bright, direct sunlight each day.
Keep the plant's soil constantly moist and do not let it dry out. In warmer months, water every 2 or 3 days, or when the top 1/2 to 1 inch of soil is dry. When watering, water the plant generously and evenly from above, allowing water to soak through to the roots, then tip out any excess water. Be sure to reduce watering during the cold season as, like most plants, the Banana plant does not like to be overwatered. Clean the leaves by wiping them down with a damp cloth.
Does well at or slightly warmer than room temperature (between 60°F - 77°F). Cold temperatures or rooms with strong drafts should be avoided.
Prefers higher levels of humidity, around 75% or above. Use a humidifier or occasionally mist the plant to increase humidity.
The plant can live happily in the provided pot for about four months before it is ready to be repotted. Repot using a rich, well-draining soil that is rocky and has lava sand. You can also add a layer of organic mulch over the top of the soil to help it retain moisture and to provide additional nutrients for the plant. When your plant is ready to be repotted, you can follow our simple how-to guide.
Unhealthy Plant Signs
The Banana Plant's leaves are very delicate and may be damaged if not handled with care. Drooping leaves may be a sign of under or overwatering, or lack of sunlight. Brown edges indicate a lack of water or humidity.
Banana plants and its blooms are not considered toxic to humans or animals.