How to Grow Musa Plant Indoor
- Prepare a pot
The first thing to do is choosing a pot to grow your Musa in. Don’t forget… don’t choose a pot that’s too big or too small.
Select a pot that’s about twice as big as the width of your plant’s corm.
Also, make sure that the pot has drainage holes.
- Fill the pot with soil
Using a well-draining soil mix that contains perlite, coco coir, and/or pine, fill the pot up to 2/3 of its height.
- Plant your Musa
Place your plant into the soil deeply such that the soil is just below its lowest leave, but not over it.
- Water lightly
Once your Musa plant is well adapted to its new home, wet it lightly.
Musa plants don’t handle drought well, but they don’t do well in moist soil either.
Care Tips for Musa Plant
Although Musa plants like a good quantity of light, they still prefer indirect to direct sunlight.
- Fertilizer Application
Regularly fertilizing your plant will help it grow healthier with the right proportions of nutrients.
During the summertime, fertilize your plant every 2-3 weeks. During the fall, fertilize it only once per month.
NPK 5-3-3 is a good choice of fertilizer.
Since Musa plants grow fast, you might need to repot yours at least once.
If you notice that your plant has grown to about the full capacity of its container and slowed down in growth, it’s likely time to change its home to a bigger one.
As your plant grows, you might notice some small suckers on its corm. Remove them to direct energy to its healthy parts.