Water Banana Shallow Water Plant


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TROPICAL FEEL! Water Banana is a stunning plant! This plant is large, growing 8-10 feet tall with the right conditions, and has beautiful foliage! Water Banana has enormous paddle-shaped leaves with maroon or purple blotches! It is sure to add a tropical feel to your space!

JACK OF ALL TRADES! Water Banana has a lot to offer! Not only is this plant beautiful, but it is versatile and even produces fruit! Water Banana can be grown indoors, as long as given enough light, or outdoors! Also, if it is grown where temperatures stay above 60°F it produces delicious bananas! What more could you want?

MOTHER NATURE KNOWS BEST! Water plants act as filters & work WONDERS for the clarity and quality of your water–naturally! They also provide excellent habitat for your prized fish and other wildlife!

BLACK THUMB FRIENDLY! Pond plants are forgiving & super simple to grow! All they need is plenty of moisture & some gravel or soil to hold roots in place!  Easy as that!

100% QUALITY GUARANTEE! Our plants are grown & shipped by skilled, trusted aquatic plant experts. Your plant is guaranteed to arrive alive and healthy! 


Musa Acuminata ‘Dwarf Cavendish’, also known as Water Banana is a showstopping plant that is perfect if you are looking to add a tropical touch to your space! Water Banana is smaller than other Banana plant varieties but don’t underestimate its size! It can still grow 8-10 feet when given the right conditions! This plant is adorned with enormous paddle shaped leaves that have maroon or purple blotches on it! In the summer Water Banana produces drooping spikes of yellow flowers with purple bracts. These flowers lead to delicious bananas, if you are growing this plant where temperatures stay above 60°F! The bananas that this plant produces are the most popular type of banana. Water Banana is a joy to own, it is a fast grower, new leaves generate extremely quickly! It is mesmerizing to watch the leaves unfurl from tight cylinders to huge exotic leaves! Water Banana is hardy in zones 8-11 and performs best in full sun. Water Banana is not just an outdoor plant, however, it can also be grown indoors if given enough sun. In fact it has been a popular houseplant since the Victorian times! Water Banana will be the perfect addition to your space! 


  • Common name: Water Banana
  • Botanical name: Musa Acuminata ‘Dwarf Cavendish’
  • Bloom color: Yellow
  • Bloom time: Summer 
  • Plant height: 8’-10’
  • Plant spread: No spread
  • Light requirements: Full sun
  • Water depth: Water Banana prefers moist soil rather than being planted in water. 
  • USDA hardiness zones: 8-11

NOTES FROM THE EXPERTS AT CHALILY: Our live plants are delivered as bare root plants. This means that the plant has mature, growing root structures ready to be planted. We recommend Chalily Lily and Lotus Fertilizer for all flowering aquatic plants.