The Musa 'Dwarf Cavendish', or Banana tree is a sublime conversation piece. While it may seem like an unusual choice as an indoor plant, these fruit-bearing trees have lived happily indoors for over 100 years; a popular plant grown in the conservatories and green houses of the Victorian upper class.
A perfect example of celebrating ones perfect imperfections, the 'Dwarf Cavendish' produces stunning, but delicate, broad leaves that split to allow light and air to pass through. During the growing season these plants are exceptionally rewarding and are capable of producing new leaves fortnightly given the right conditions.
The Banana Tree thrives best in bright warm areas with direct or indirect sunlight. This plant is capable of tolerating shade but the rate of growth will decrease significantly.
Check the compost regularly, watering the plant whenever the top 2-3 inches dry out. Avoid overwatering, particularly in the winter months.
Feed regularly during the growing season to support the production of new foliage. Keep in a warm room as these plants dislike colder conditions.