How to care for your Musa Dwarf Cavendish?
The Musa is a sun loving plant and does appreciate a few hours of direct sunlight. A spot with bright to moderate amount of light would be best. When you start noticing black patches on the leaves, it’s probably a sunburn.
A thorough watering every once in a while is needed for your Musa Dwarf Cavendishi, especially during the hot summer months. Do keep in mind not to let the soil stay soggy, which can cause root rot. The soil may dry out quite a bit in between waterings. Watering about once every other week should be fine. Musa can handle a bit of drought much better than an excess of water.
To avoid soggy soil a well draining soil mixture is key for you Musa Dwarf Cavendish. Try mixing a good quality potting soil with perlite or even some sand.
Musa species are a tropical plants which native to tropical areas in South America. You can imagine that’s why the Strelitzia Nicolai loves a higher than average humidity. Try keeping your humidity around 60% – 65% at a minimum.
In Spring and Summer you can give some fertilizer to your Musa Dwarf Cavendish. During the rest of the year fertilizing the plant is not recommended. Before using the fertilizer always check and follow the instructions given on the bottle.
Repotting your Musa can be a bit of a hassle, especially when you have a big plant. In that case repotting your plant every other year is fine. Make sure the new pot is at lease 20% bigger. This will give the roots, and ultimately, room and energy to grow.
The Musa is toxic for humans and animals when ingested.