Green bunch of bananas on banana tree

Plantain 'Dwarf Puerto Rican' (Musa)

Regular price $12.95
8 in stock

Live 'Dwarf Puerto Rican' Plantain Plant
Ships in 100% Biodegradable 4" Coconut Fiber Planter
 
'Dwarf Puerto Rican' is a dwarf plantain. The heads of fruit are a little larger than the original Plantain bearing seven to nine hands of fruit.  The fruit is softer and sweeter than most plantain varieties.
 
The shorter trunks of the dwarf plantains are thicker than the tall ones and because of this the 'Dwarf Puerto Rican' is more resistant to the wind and rarely falls over from the weight of its own fruit. It is widely grown in Puerto Rico for its taste and cooking qualities. The majority of plantains grow tall, 'Dwarf Puerto Rican' is an exception. It is resistant to Panama Disease.
 
Somewhat drought tolerant, wind tolerant, cold tolerant and very fast-growing.

Order Processing & Shipping Schedule
Orders are processed and shipped at the beginning of each week via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  Average order processing time before shipment ranges from 1-14 days.

Tracking information
A confirmation email with tracking information will be sent immediately upon shipment. You can track the progress of your order online anytime by logging in to your account. Delivery confirmation will be emailed when your plants have reached their destination, so you never miss a beat!

Shipping Cost
Shipping will be calculated at checkout and varies based on order weight and your distance from the nursery.  Shipping is combined for multiple plants. The more you grow, the more you save!

Can I pick up my order at the nursery?
Yes, just select Store Pickup at checkout and schedule your pickup date/time. A member of our team will reach out if the time you have chosen needs to be rescheduled.  There are no same day pickups. 

For more frequently asked questions visit our FAQ's page.

Weather Holds
Orders placed in colder climate zones during the winter months will automatically be placed on hold until Spring or when temperatures in your area are above freezing on the expected date of delivery.  

Heat Packs
Heat packs can be purchased separately to avoid cold weather delays.
If you live in a colder climate and do not want to wait until Spring to get your new plants, we recommend adding a heat pack to your order. Your plants will ship as scheduled and arrive safely, with no risk of freezing on the way to your front door.

Plant Care

Plant Type: Tropical Fruit Tree, Banana 

Harvest Season: 8 to 14 months from planting

Mature Size: 6 to 10ft

Soil & Moisture: Moist, well-draining soil, high on a mound. Water slowly and deeply every 2 to 3 days during warmer months.  Somewhat drought tolerant.

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun

Zones

Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness Zones 9+

Patio Planting Zone: 4+

All of our tropical fruiting plants can be grown in small or large containers in northern zones or planted outside in warmer climates.