short but broad and leafy Truly Tiny Banana plant with fan shaped banana bunch with green leaves growing under a palm tree

Banana 'Truly Tiny' (Musa minimus)

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The Truly Tiny Banana, scientifically known as Musa minimus, is a remarkable and diminutive member of the banana family, renowned for its miniature size and charming aesthetics. This delightful plant is an ideal addition to any indoor garden or compact outdoor space, offering a touch of tropical allure in the tiniest of packages.

True to its name, the Truly Tiny Banana is a petite banana cultivar that typically reaches a height of just 1 to 2 feet (30 to 60 centimeters). The plant showcases lush, deep green leaves with prominent midribs, creating an elegant and tropical ambiance. Unlike its larger banana relatives, the Truly Tiny Banana boasts a compact and dwarf growth habit, making it suitable for even the smallest of spaces.

Despite its small stature, this banana plant produces adorable miniature bananas that measure approximately 2 to 3 inches (5 to 7.5 centimeters) in length. The fruit is a delightful combination of pale yellow and green, resembling tiny versions of traditional bananas. While these bananas are not typically consumed due to their small size and slightly different flavor profile, they add a whimsical touch to the plant's overall aesthetic.

Plant Type: 
Fruit Tree / Evergreen Perennial Herb

Did you know? The banana plant is actually an evergreen perennial fruiting herb, not a tree! The large ‘trunk’ is actually a pseudostem, which is made of bulky, leafy layers that emerge and wither over time. Banana plants are fast-growing, and prone to reproducing new plants through mini clones known as suckers.

Harvest Season: 
Year-round, but most predominantly in the warm summer months. With good care, bananas are capable of producing fruit within the first 15-18 months of planting. It will take 9-15 months before the tree starts flowering and an additional 2-6 months before the bananas are ready to be picked. 

(Expect approximately 3-6 months less time from planting to fruit for Banana plants in our XL Pot Size)

Mature Size: 
Really varies depending on variety. Some dwarf banana varieties grow only to 2-3 ft where other banana types reach up to 40 ft tall. Most banana plants can be grown easily in containers and overwintered indoors if needed. We recommend a minimum 7 gal. planter size.

Banana plants are fast-growing, and prone to reproducing new plants through mini clones known as suckers.

Soil & Moisture: 
Thrives in ample humidity!  Bananas like to be planted high on a mound in rich, moist well-drained soil, nitrogen-rich soil, and humid conditions similar to their native areas tropical and subtropical regions. In well-drained soil, bananas can almost never get too much water, sunlight, and nutrients. Water regularly to maintain leaves and promote fruit production. 

Light Requirements: 
Full Sun, Part Shade


Growth Rate: 
Fast, Very Fast

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 9-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Our bananas are grown from tissue cultures and are capable of fruiting within 1 year. 

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