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Dwarf Orinoco Banana Plant

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Lush Dwarf Orinoco Banana Plant, perfect for tropical vibes and easy home-grown bananas. Hardy and productive. Order online now for a taste of the tropics.


Container Plant Container Friendly
Growing Zone 8A - 11B
Pollinator Self Fertile
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Product Description

Dwarf Orinoco Banana: Compact Wonder of the Tropics

About the Fruit

The Dwarf Orinoco Banana brings a taste of the exotic to your home with its sweet, creamy fruits that are perfect for both fresh eating and cooking. Unlike common store-bought bananas, these have a unique, rich flavor that is both satisfying and reminiscent of tropical paradises. This banana variety is not only a delight for the palate but also an attractive addition to any fruitscape™, offering year-round lush greenery and a bountiful harvest.

What to Know About the Tree

As its name suggests, the Dwarf Orinoco Banana Plant is a compact tropical marvel, reaching an easily manageable height of 6 to 8 feet, making it perfect for small gardens or patios. This hardy variety thrives in a range of conditions and is less susceptible to wind damage due to its robust stature. Its broad, paddle-shaped leaves create a dense canopy, making the Dwarf Orinoco a standout feature in any garden. Despite its tropical nature, this banana plant can withstand cooler temperatures better than many of its kin.

Harvest Season

Anticipation for the Dwarf Orinoco Banana harvest can begin in the late summer to fall. As the warm months roll in, the plant produces flower stalks followed by bunches of delectable bananas. These fruits can be enjoyed right off the tree when fully ripe or used green for cooking versatile dishes. Harvesting your own bananas is not only rewarding but also an exciting experience that brings the tropics to your backyard.

Enhancing Your Fruitscape™

Imagine stepping outside to a vibrant fruitscape™, where the Dwarf Orinoco Banana Plant stands proudly among your collection of exotic plants. Its lush foliage creates an instant tropical ambiance, while its fruit provides a functional and edible element to your garden design. Integrating this banana plant with other fruit trees and exotic plants can create a diverse and interactive fruitscape™ that is both beautiful and bountiful.

At Just Fruits and Exotics, we guarantee that your Dwarf Orinoco Banana Plant arrives 100% shipped in pot, with superior packaging, and ready to thrive in your fruitscape™. As a nationally renowned, family-owned and operated Trusted Online plant nursery, we offer that local friendly vibe and expertise with every order. Elevate your garden with the Dwarf Orinoco Banana Plant and experience the joy of homegrown tropical fruits from the comfort of your fruitscape™.

Cold Hardy10-15°
Container PlantContainer Friendly
Growing Zone8A, 8B, 9A, 9B, 10A, 10B, 11A, 11B
Mature Height6-8 FT
Mature Width3-5 FT
PollinatorSelf Fertile
Spacing3-5 FT
SunlightPart to Full
Planting & Care

Fruitscaping with Banana Trees

Bananas are the best way to add tropical splendor to your landscape. Lush and fast growing, bananas can be used as a backdrop or as a focal specimen. Create a summer windbreak or privacy screen. Plant a group of 3 to 5 and create an instant shade garden. Mix in elephant ears and gingers for a South Seas paradise.

Bananas will grow and produce fruit regularly in the colder regions of the Lower South (Zones 8B and 9). It takes two things to be successful: a variety that will fruit in 9 months (most varieties take 2 years), and plenty of water and fertilizer. Bananas fruit year round in Zone 10.

The broad, flat leaves of banana trees stand out in the landscape. Plant them in clumps of three to five for a sunny tropical look. They thrive in low wet spots or on the edges of ponds. Add ginger lilies and sago palms for a jungle of your own. Bananas have a very shallow root system and dwarf varieties are suitable for containers. Therefore, you can put them in large planters around your pool or out on the patio.

Recommended Fertilizers

Growing Guide

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Shipping Info

Shipping Restrictions

Unfortunately, We Cannot Process Orders to California, Hawaii, Alaska, or Internationally:  Please note that due to specific agricultural regulations, we’re unable to ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, and Alaska, or outside the United States. Additionally, citrus trees can only be shipped within the state of Florida.

Shipping Information

Before Your Plants Arrive: You can find many guides on unpacking, planting, & care, on our growing guides page.

The Journey From Our Nursery to Your Door:  We NEVER ship our plants bare root. Your plant will travel in the very container in which it was nurtured. We thoroughly prune and water them before packing, and make sure they’re well wrapped to retain moisture during transit. It’s as though you’ve personally collected them from our nursery!

Choose Your Ship Date: We understand you’ll want to be available when your plant arrives. Our checkout process features a handy calendar that allows you to choose the Monday on which you want your plant to ship. Depending on your location, you’ll likely receive your plant by Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of that week. Once shipped, UPS will generate a tracking number and send it to the email you provided. You can then follow your plant’s journey and ensure someone is available to unpack it on arrival day.

Click Here To View Our Shipping Page For More Information & Packing/Unpacking Plants Videos

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