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Banana plant (Musa)

Banana plant (Musa)

De banenplant, oftewel Musa, komt in vele vormen en maten. De Bananenplant behoort tot de familie van de Musaceae, wat niets anders betekent dan banaanfamilie. Er zijn in de natuur maar liefst 400 soorten te vinden. Oorspronkelijk komt de populaire kamerplant uit Zuid-Oost Azië en Australië. Hier groeit de plant in perfecte tropische omstandigheden, en kan hij wel 3 meter groot worden. Zijn blad kan in de natuur zelfs 2 meter lang worden! In een woonkamer is de kans op zulke grote bladeren helaas nihil.

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Banana plant (Musa)

The banana plant, or Musa, comes in many shapes and sizes. The banana plant belongs to the family of Musaceae, which means nothing else than banana family. There are no less than 400 species to be found in nature. Originally, the popular houseplant comes from South-East Asia and Australia. Here the plant grows in perfect tropical conditions, and can grow up to 3 meters in size. In nature, its leaves can even grow up to 2 metres long! In a living room the chance of such large leaves is unfortunately zero.

Banana plant (Musa)

The banana plant, or Musa, comes in many shapes and sizes. The banana plant belongs to the family of Musaceae, which means nothing else than banana family. There are no less than 400 species to be found in nature. Originally, the popular houseplant comes from South-East Asia and Australia. Here the plant grows in perfect tropical conditions, and can grow up to 3 meters in size. In nature, its leaves can even grow up to 2 metres long! In a living room the chance of such large leaves is unfortunately zero.

Direct sunlight

Water once a week

Air-purifying

Once every 2 weeks extra nutrition

Not toxic

Repot every year

Direct sunlight

Water once a week

Air-purifying

Once every 2 weeks extra nutrition

Not toxic

Repot every year

How do you take care of a Banana plant?

The right pitch

Where the Banana plant comes from it gets a lot of sun and is very strong in the sun. It prefers to get a lot of sun in your living room. Put the plant in a place where there is a lot of direct sunlight. Preferably at least 5 hours a day. Does your banana plant get too little sunlight? You will soon realize this. The leaves will soon hang. Pay attention! As soon as you buy a banana plant, it is best to place it gradually at the window. In a greenhouse, the plant often receives mainly filtered light. The transition from filtered light to living room with direct sunlight can be quite a blow. Give your Banana plant time and let it get used to the new environment.

Watering the Banana plant

A banana plant needs water at least once a week. In summer it is best to water the plant twice a week in case of a heat wave or really hot days. In the climate where the Banana plant comes from, it is confronted with a tropical rain shower every day. So the Banana plant is not really afraid of a heavy splash of water! In order to reproduce such a tropical shower, you can put the plant in the shower. Make sure that the water can drain away well. Otherwise, water will remain in the bottom of the flowerpot and your Banana plant may suffer from root rot. In the winter, a splash of water once a week is enough for a Banana plant.

Plant nutrition

Plant nutrition is certainly something the banana plant needs. In the summer the plant grows so fast that it could use some extra nutrition. It is best to add a little plant nutrition to the water once every two weeks in the summer. Green or universal plant nutrition is sufficient for this. Without too little nutrient, the banana plant will not grow as fast and may even hang down a little. In the winter, your houseplant does not need any nutrition. This is because your houseplant is hibernating. Extra nutrition can even cause your plant to die in winter.

Repotting

The banana plant is a fast grower. Especially in the summer with all that extra sunlight, the plant can grow out of its flowerpot quickly. Pots of the Banana plant are good to do every year. Especially when the plant is still relatively small and continues to grow quite a spurt. The best time to repot is in spring, before the plant starts to grow vigorously. Place the Banana plant in a flowerpot that is at least 20% larger. When repotting, you can simply use universal potting soil. This soil can then be reused with other houseplants. Handy!

Air purifying function

The Banana plant is not high on the list of air purifiers. The plant has an air-purifying function, but it does not excel in this. It mainly helps you clean up the air in your house. Harmful substances? Get rid of it! The banana plant with its large leaves easily removes harmful substances from the air. In addition, its large leaves provide a higher humidity. They expel moisture from their leaves. Which in turn is good for your health. Still nice, such a houseplant!

Is the banana plant poisonous?

No, the banana plant is not poisonous. So good news for your pets! Although, eating the leaves of a houseplant is never good. Should this be the case, it is best to contact your vet if your pet is behaving strangely.

Diseases and peculiarities

In summer, the banana plant can suffer from spider mite if there is too much drought. This is an infection of mites, which unfortunately can cause your banana plant to collapse. It is best to control diseases and pests with chemical or biological pesticides.

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