In this post, you’ll see a few unique plants growing in my dome garden. Check out the Truly Tiny and Dwarf Cavendish Banana Trees!
Growing Truly Tiny and dwarf Cavendish Banana Trees Video
This is the first full summer in the dome garden. The 4 trees I started with are multiplying and doing really well.
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About Truly Tiny and Dwarf Cavendish Banana Trees
I ordered these plants in the late Spring of 2019. The plants were about 3 inches long when they arrived. I’ll share photos and details below.
The really amazing thing about these varieties is how quickly they grow in the summer. I’ve always had these in the dome garden which is like tropical during the summers in Ohio. In the winter the plants do get cold and die back to the main trunk of the tree.
It wasn’t long before I planted the bananas out of the 1/2 gallon and into 3-gallon containers. The roots were growing through the container and into the soil of the dome garden. They were easy to transplant even as big 36″ plants but they were stunned a little. I simply placed them in shade in the hot dome garden in late July. They perked right back up within a few days.
Dividing The Banana
Featured in the video I share how I divided the plant. Here is what the plants looked like once I removed them from the ‘mother’ plant.
I believe I built up my confidence to divide these by watching a few youtube videos on how to do this. I did my divide a little differently. It was super easy to break off and divide and by day 3 they have perked up nicely in their own containers. This was really fun and I can’t wait to share more about this in the seasons to come.
I would love to hear from you. If you have any questions about these varieties be sure to connect on my website. YOu can find me on social media @brenhaas as well but on my website is a quicker way to connect. I hope you are inspired to grow these truly fast-growing trees. They have been super fun to have as an addition to my dome garden. Someday I can’t wait to share with you the bananas I harvest… I just know it will happen!
Happy Banana Tree Growing,
WONDERFUL INFORMATION! THANK YOU SO MUCH,, I HAVE SOME ‘PUPS’ AND WANTED TO DIVIDE THEM BUT I WAS HESITANT TO DAMAGE THE MAIN PLANT.
Mine are doing great… the bottom leaves on 2 of the plants I divided died back but new growth is forming on the top! DO IT!!!!
Where did you buy the truly tiny dwarf banana plants. I would like to purchase some and try growing it
I bought the plants on RareSeeds.com a few years ago. The plants are thriving big time and I’ve had to divide them a few times now. Last Autumn I bought a new Pink Banana Tree seed from them. I hope to start that variety this week. I will let you know how that goes so be sure to follow my blog on my site.
do you have Dividing Truly Tiny and Dwarf Cavendish Banana Trees?
Great to connect with you… not sure what you mean but I have divided truly tiny and dwarf cavendish banana trees in the past. I can do a recap video to show you what they look like this year after the winter and early spring in the dome greenhouse. STAY TUNED – I will post a link to that content here.