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Poquito Banana Plant

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  • USDA Growing Zones 9-12
  • Excellent Indoor Plant
  • 3 Feet Tall & Wide

Poquito Banana Plant (Musa Poquito) is a striking, lush and versatile plant for anyone who lives in warmer U.S. zones. Most banana plants grow tall, up to 30 feet high, but Poquito Banana reaches 3 feet high and wide, so it's a great addition to tropical gardens and containers. The large green leaves are loaded with varying dots of red as they appear and grow. It's a perfect thriller plant for containers or any area of the landscape that is wet, such as a rain garden.

Most Musas do not fruit, and the Poquito Banana Plant is grown purely for its foliage. As a dwarf version of the banana tree, Poquito can go in many more places than full-size trees. For example, the large, colorful leaves can fill in behind low-growing shrubs or in front of taller ones as an accent plant. It is a perennial in zones 9 through 12, and typically drops its leaves in winter. New growth with hints of red begins to appear again in spring.

Poquito Banana Plant Care

Poquito Banana is a tropical plant, so it needs average and frequent watering. However, allow the plant to dry out some between watering so its roots do not stay too damp. Plant this little banana in full sun or part shade, watering the hole before planting and after backfilling the hole. Give it a small amount of balanced fertilizer with the water in the hole when planting. Mulch around the base of Poquito Banana to help retain some moisture in drier climates.

Poquito Banana Plant Spacing

If placing several Poquito Bananas together in a garden bed or container, give them plenty of room, nearly 3 feet from each plant's center.

Poquito Banana Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-12
Flower Color(s): n/a
Bloom Period: Grown for Foliage
Foliage Color(s)Variegated
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun
Height: 3 Feet
Spread: 3 Feet
Habit: Clumping
Watering: Medium
Features: Container, Dwarf, Heat Tolerant 
Scientific Name: Musa ‘Poquito’ PP26424
Common Name: Poquito Banana Plant
Brand: Southern Living Plants

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.