Botanical Name: Musa acuminata ‘Dwarf Cavendish’
If you’re thinking about growing banana plants indoors, this is the one that you want.
Most banana varieties grow too big to keep as house plants. However, this is a compact type that only reaches about 6 ft when mature. You’ll find Dwarf Banana Plants from online nurseries and some garden centers in spring and summer.
Although banana plants look like trees, their trunks are not woody, but are actually pseudostems formed from overlapping leaf sheaths. The pseudostems grow from rhizomes beneath the soil.
Its broad, shiny leaves — growing 2-3 ft (60-90 cm) long — is enough to qualify the plant as a beautiful, tropical accent for your home. However, given enough warmth and sunshine, bunches of bananas are entirely possible.