Tally me banana

I don’t have to tell you guys how much I love my house plants. I might have a bit of an addiction, but I still have plenty of room in the house, so we’re in no danger of getting lost in my little indoor jungle.

But because of this addiction, I do have a tendency to come home with “mystery plants”

Case in point.

It was sitting all alone at the grocery store looking sad (Despite what it’s little label said).

It was dried out, and as you can see, had a couple bad leaves. I had no idea what kind of plant it was (the label said Musa, but that meant nothing to me), but that’s never stopped me from bringing home a plant before!

When I got home, I looked it up.




Now… it’s a dwarf banana, but they can still get to six feet tall. I kind of feel like a person who finds a stray puppy, and it turns out to be a Great Dane.

I told Dave what it was and how big it would get and he just shrugged, so I decided my little banana was ok to stay. I removed the bad leaves (and it smelled just like a freshly peeled banana) and gave her a bigger pot.

She now looks so happy amongst my other floor plants in front of the window. I can’t wait to see how fast and big she grows!

For extra credit: Here’s a pic of the Jasmine in full bloom

For those wondering, you can smell it as soon as you walk in the livingroom, and while the scent is strong, it’s not overpowering, which is nice. And judging by the number of buds on it, it should flower at least until April!

10 thoughts on “Tally me banana

  1. Shirley

    What a great surprise! I hope your plant will produce mini-bananas. I have only seen the regular plants. I will imagine the fragrance of that jasmine. It screams spring.


  2. how wonderful to accidentally have a banana plant! I wonder will it ever bear any fruit !
    I’ve just restarted my blog at emeraldcottage.blogspot.co.uk , would be lovely to see you over there 🙂


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