I am a dwarf variety of banana plant (although can still grow up to 3 meters tall) and I will make a real statement anywhere in the house.
My paddle shaped leaves have splashes of purple and maroon, but be careful as they are more delicate than you might expect!
The Stem Pledge
To see me at my best
Put me in a sunny spot, keep my soil damp but not wet and mist my leaves frequently.
The table gives a guide to the size of this product and how it will fit into your space - please allow +/-10% variance for plants. Height measurements are from the bottom of the plastic nursery pot.
How to look after me
I like bright indirect light and can deal with a direct sunshine outside of the afternoon peak.
I like a lot of water, but make sure I am in a pot with good drainage. My soil should be damp but not wet at all times.
Feed me once a month during Spring and Summer.
Mist me regularly.
My leaves can be quite delicate, and tear almost as easily as paper, but new leaves will grow quickly so don't worry too much!
Things to look out for
Yellow or brown edges / tipsIt's normal for leaves to become blemished and ripped from general knocking or even low humidity levels, but new leaves grow quickly so don't over-stress.
Child and pet friendlyNon-toxic.
Air-purificationFilters airborne toxins.