New! Musa acuminata ‘Tropicana’ - Dwarf Ornamental Banana
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Musa acuminata ‘Tropicana’ - Dwarf Ornamental Banana

New! Musa acuminata ‘Tropicana’ - Dwarf Ornamental Banana

SKU: S76604
Quick Facts
Common Name: Dwarf Banana Tree
Hardiness Zone: Annual Exposure: Sun
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Mature Height: 3-6'
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 6" PLASTIC POT
Shipping Details Shipment begins in mid April 2024, depending on your zone. See shipping tab for details
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Easily give interiors, porches, or patios an exotic feel with Musa acuminata ‘Tropicana.’ This Dwarf Banana Tree is grown mainly for its large, paddle-like leaves, which are a beautiful shade of bright green. Young leaves are also patterned with burgundy markings, although these tend to disappear as the foliage ages. The tree produces pod-shaped flowers in summer and fall, and these can turn into small, edible fruits on a mature specimen. While a compact size for most Bananas, ‘Tropicana’ can grow as tall as 3-6’. With a non-woody trunk comprising leaf stalks, it is an herbaceous plant that does not tolerate frost, so, if used outdoors, it should be moved inside for the colder months. Shipped in a nursery pot. Clay pot not included.

The Dwarf Banana Tree thrives in bright light and will tolerate direct sun if acclimated to it gently. Be sure to water plants thoroughly when the top 2-4" of soil (about a finger’s depth) are dry to the touch. A nitrogen-rich fertilizer during the growing season can also boost its vitality, but otherwise it is a low-maintenance plant.

For more information on growing and care, click Growing Guide.




The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


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Growing guide

Growing guide
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Ornamental Banana plants are members of two different genera—Musa and Ensete. They are native to parts of Asia, Africa, and Australia. All species prefer to be planted in average to moist soil in full sun after all danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed to 60°F. They do not tolerate drought. Plants are grown for their impressive foliage and only a few species produce edible fruit.

Ornamental Bananas grow well in large containers and are very attractive near pools. Place in a location that will receive a bit of shade from the hottest of afternoon rays and allow ample space (3-6', depending upon the variety). Choose a site that is sheltered from wind so the leaves will not shred.

Plants may be wintered over indoors, but if you plan to do this with E. ‘Maurelii,’ you’ll want to pot it in a container in spring and not the ground as this particular variety, once settled, does not like to be disturbed; other varieties may be removed from the ground and potted up before frost. Bring indoors to overwinter in a sunny room with temperatures above 50°F.