Ficus Maclellandii Ali
The Banana Bamboo (Ficus Maclellandii Ali) is a native to the temperate climates of India and China. In optimum conditions, it’s a fast-growing palm that can sometimes grow up to 3m!
Plant Height: 65cm Pot Size: 17cm
Only 3 left in stock
How To Care For Banana Bamboo
The Banana Bamboo loves a moist soil. Before watering, allow 1″ to 2″ of the top soil to dry. Then, it’s time to water! If you’re ever wondering about water levels, why not use a soil & light combi tester?
The Ficus Alii loves to be in a bright room out of direct sunlight. So, be sure to put it in a living room or bedroom with a South-facing window. To ensure the leaves never droop on your Banana Bamboo, be sure to turn your plant round every couple of days. This plant will not tolerate low light conditions.
This Banana Bamboo loves a good misting every now and again. Be sure to use one of our plant misters!
As this plant is used to living in a wetter part of the world, it is definitely worth investing in some vermiculite. This will help to ensure that your plant will receive an even amount of water.
During the growing season, this plant will love to be fertilised once a month. Be sure to use a well balanced houseplant fertiliser like Baby Bio Houseplant Fertiliser.
The Banana Bamboo is quite resistant to most of the pests and diseases you may encounter. However, you may want to keep an eye out for the occasional infestation of Scales and Mealybugs. If an infestation occurs, quarantine your banana bamboo and treat with plenty of neem oil.
About Banana Bamboo
Native to the tropical areas of India and China, the Banana Bamboo is quickly becoming one of the most popular buys on the houseplant market. It’s a striking indoor houseplant that is evergreen and will look beautiful all year round.
This houseplant has beautiful narrow leaves that clump together to form and bold and bright foliage. This houseplant will look best as a natural showstopper in your living room or bedroom. The Banana Bamboo is definitely a plant to have on display!
At 50-70cm tall, this indoor houseplant is going to look great on the floor, or on a sideboard/table. We’ll let you decide how to have it in your home!
As this plant draws attention to the eye, we would definitely recommend pairing this plant with more of a “refined” or “sleek” looking pot. Why not try a glossy ceramic pot (curved) in a colour like black or white?
Air Purifying Plant
Did you know that the Banana Bamboo is also air purifying? Although it isn’t on NASA’s clean air study, the Banana Bamboo helps to remove toxins such as formaldehyde and benzene from the air.
So, if you’re looking to breathe a little easier you should definitely invest in a Banana Bamboo plant!
Please note: this plant comes in a plastic nursery pot. Browse our entire range of plant pots to add that extra charm and character to your home.
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