Little Prince Dwarf Banana
The tiniest of any dwarf banana that we’ve seen, the Little Prince is an even more dwarfing mutation of the already dwarf Novak banana, that has all the proportions of a full sized banana at a fraction of the size. Growing only 2-3′ tall and forming clumps, this will make an excellent container plant or a splash of tropical foliage in the understory. We’ve also heard that Little Prince can produce small clusters of bananas that are tasty to eat, but we’ve not yet gotten our plants to fruit.
Latin Name: Musa x ‘Little Prince’
Site and Soil: Banana likes 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Hardiness: Our plants are so far hardy to about 20°F., but we’ve heard reports of 10-15°F. Plants will die back during winter and will usually need to be brought indoors in colder climates if you want them to flower and fruit.
Size at Maturity: 2-3 ft. in height.
Fruit: Possibly producing small tasty bananas
Pests & Diseases: Banana is not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 8b