Banana Leaves Tree

Origin: South-East Asia and the South Pacific
Botanical Name: Musa spp.
Family: Musaceae
 Common Name: Banana Leaves Plant

Symbolism: Banana Leaf tree symbolizes both abundance and fertility. Buddha made the Banana tree the symbol of the vanity of goods, the fragility and the instability of things, because his aerial part dies after bearing fruit.

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🔆 Light
It will do best in bright, indirect light, however, it can tolerate lower light situations. Just don’t let it sit in direct sunlight.

Give your plant a turn every few days to expose all sides to light for even growth from all sides.

💧 Water
Allow your plant to dry 25-50% of the way down. Water thoroughly, allowing the water to flow from the drainage hole in the bottom of the pot and into the saucer. Be sure to empty the saucer of all water, and never let the plant/roots sit in water as it will lead to root rot.

To give your plant the absolute best, room-temperature rainwater and bottled spring water are your best options. Any water containing sugar or salt will hurt your plant!

☁️ Humidity
This plant enjoys extra humidity, so feel free to mist daily using filtered-water or place a humidifier nearby. Another option is to place the container on a pebble tray. The pebbles keep the plant up out of the water and as the water evaporates, it creates humidity for the plant!

🌡️ Temperature
Conditions ranging from (18-26°C) are fine for your Banana Tree.

🧴️ Food
For best results, use a liquid houseplant fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength once a month during the spring and summer. 

🐾 Toxicity
Non-toxic to humans and pets.

➕ Additional Tips
Wipe the large leaves down occasionally with a damp cloth as they tend to collect dust. Never use household cleaners, as they will clog the pores and burn leaves. Use plain water mixed with a bit of diluted dish soap in a spray bottle. Always remove the dead foliage from the plant and soil, this can provide a breeding ground for pests and disease. Do not expect to actually harvest fruit from your Banana Tree. Indoors, your plant will not be in the right conditions to flower and grow fruit.

● Do Not Overwater! This will cause leaf drop and root rot that eventually could kill the plant. The worst thing you can do regarding watering is "give it too much".
● Make sure your plant is not placed near Heat or AC source. It is best to keep consistent room temperature throughout the seasons and not turn off Heat or AC when away or traveling. The best temperature ratio for almost any plant is (15°C-24°C).

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