I just received a message from Spring Hill Nursery that a friend of mine is sending me a gift. I am receiving (whenever it warms up enough in the northwest to mail it) a Musa 'Dwarf Cavendish', and it will be my first banana plant. I am in Southern California, and the plant will most likely have to be grown in a container.
I have done some reading and have found that it is a heavy feeder, likes to stay moist but not wet, and may require special soil. Other than that, it looks like a new experiment for me. My questions to you all:
What is the best fertilizer & soil to use?
Will it do well in a spot that is mostly sunny but partial shade in the late afternoon? (aka succulent lighting)
Plastic or ceramic?
Any other advice will truly be welcomed. I have much experience with cacti, succulents and other flora, just never a banana.