- 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
|Features: Container, Dwarf, Heat Tolerant
|Scientific Name: Musa ‘Poquito’ PP26424
|Common Name: Poquito Banana Plant
|Brand: Southern Living Plants
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
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
Time of Order:
- 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.