The 'Dwarf Orinoco' is a small vigorous plant that is solid green and has a thick stem. It is a heavy bearer of thick skinned fruit of very good eating quality. Dwarf varieties are great for your landscaping and are also great candidates for container growing.Plants produce huge paddle-shaped leaves that grow to 2' wide and to 6’ long. Leaf sheathes overlap to form a trunk-like pseudostem (false stem).
Plant Care Guide for Musa "Dwarf Orinoco":
Water your Dwarf Orinoco banana plant frequently, keeping the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.
Use room temperature water and avoid letting the plant sit in standing water, as this can cause root rot.
Increase watering during hot weather or if the plant is grown in a dry environment.
Place your Dwarf Orinoco banana plant in bright, indirect light, avoiding direct sunlight.
Provide some morning or evening sun, but avoid exposing the plant to strong midday sunlight, as this can scorch the leaves.
Dwarf Orinoco banana plants prefer temperatures between 70-85°F (21-29°C).
Protect the plant from frost or extreme temperature fluctuations.
Dwarf Orinoco banana plants prefer moderate to high humidity levels.
Increase humidity by using a humidifier, placing a tray of water near the plant, or grouping it with other plants.
Use a well-draining soil mix consisting of equal parts of peat moss, perlite, and sand.
Fertilize the plant every 2-3 months with a balanced fertilizer.
Dwarf Orinoco banana plants are non-toxic to humans and pets.
By following these care tips, your Musa "Dwarf Orinoco" can thrive and produce its delicious and unique bananas.