Barry The Banana Plant

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Hi there, I’m Barry the Musa Tropicana. I’m known around here as the dwarf cavendish banana plant. I’m truly the perfect houseplant for summer and will bring the feeling of the warm Caribbean tropics into your space. I really love the sunshine and will grow very quickly if placed near a south facing window. Pair me with Roger and Sasha for the ultimate tropical jungle that you can get lost in. My tropical leaves and a colourful cocktail is all you’ll need this summer.

Like most houseplants I’m native to Southeast Asia. Here with the other species of Musaceae we enjoy the sunny climate and thrive with high levels of humidity. In the wild, I grow in big groups and can reach heights of 2 metres. The best place for me is next to a humidifier or in a steamy bathroom. You can also group me with other humidity loving plants like Pete, Hamish and Bonnie that can help boost the overall humidity in your home.

I’m an ideal plant for a sunroom, bright kitchen or conservatory. My luscious tropical leaves are exactly what summer is made for and it’s time for you to be swept into foliage heaven.

Small Height (including nursery pot) 30-35cm; pot diameter 12cm.


Once Barry has reached maturity he can produce bananas if given the correct care conditions.

Barry is a beautiful houseplant with tropical foliage that will make any space feel one step closer to the tropics.


Barry needs plenty of sunshine, water and fertiliser to thrive.


I prefer the sunny weather. Place me in the sunniest part of your home.


I need regular watering - especially in the hot months. I’ll need watering every time my topsoil starts to dry out. This could be 2-3 times a week in the warm weather.


I like to be in a humid environment. Check out how to increase the humidity in your home here.


In the summer months use a houseplant fertiliser once every two weeks to promote my healthy growth.





A sunny conservatory or south facing window.






How do you care for a Musa Tropicana?

Barry is easy to take care of and will reward you with plenty of stunning new growth. The Musa tropicana is a stunning tropical plant that loves sunshine, warm temperatures and regular watering. In the summer, water Barry 2-3 times a week or whenever the topsoil starts to dry out. The Musa tropicana is not drought tolerant and will start to brown or yellow if not given enough water. This tropical plant isn’t cold tolerant and will need to be placed in a warm room with temperatures from 15-30°C. In the summer you can place Barry in the garden but it’s good to bring him back inside in September/October when the temperatures start to drop.

How fast do Musa banana trees grow?

Barry is a very fast growing plant. If given enough sunlight and water you might notice a new leaf every 1-2 weeks. When the Musa tropicana outgrows its pot he can be repotted into a pot 2 cm bigger to encourage more growth. Only re-pot in the spring or summer and when the roots begin to grow out of the drainage holes.

Can you grow a Musa banana tree outside in the UK?

Yes, Barry can be placed outside during the spring and summer months. It’s important that the temperatures outside are at least 15 ºC even during the night. The Musa tropicana is not cold tolerant and will wilt and die if exposed to cold temperatures.


Turn your home into a tropical paradise and style Barry with other tropical plants like the glamorous Deborah and Monty who will complement your personal style without being overbearing. Barry will look fabulous on any windowsill or on a kitchen counter with plenty of light.

Pair this tropical plant with the Rose Quartz and White Quartz vibes of love, connectivity and peace within your urban jungle.


We use a next day delivery service with one of our trusted couriers. Please allow a little bit of packing time. During COVID and busy times this can be up to 5 days.


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If you have received a damaged plant or within 30 days you have any trouble after following our care guidance we will offer you a replacement.


Our goal is to plant 1 million trees by 2025 to help save our environment.


We individually package our plants with recyclable materials to ensure you receive the highest quality plants. Every plant leaves us with a Pointless Plants quality assured sticker, this means we have checked the plant and it meets our very high standards. ** Please note some plants will contain plastic around them which have been added by growers to protect their delicate leaves. We do our best not add single use plastic to our orders

We send our plants using a next day delivery trusted courier service which will give you shipping updates and the opportunity to rearrange delivery. We do leave a delivery instruction to leave box in a safe place as a quick delivery ensures quality of our plants are maintained. This should also avoid having to reschedule missed deliveries.

99% of the time our plants are delivered safely. Occasionally plants may arrive a little bit damaged. In this case send us a picture within 72hours and we will be more than happy to replace them.

We ship using a next day delivery but, sometimes we need a 3-7day period to process your order. This is because demand fluctuates, we may need extra packing time or plants availability has changed at the last minute. We try our best to make delivery as quick as possible and we are working very hard on reducing our dispatch time.


Returns & Refunds

If you receive your plants and they are damaged from delivery, we will happily replace them. Just send us a picture within 72 hours of receiving them.

We accept returns on pots, accessories, crystals and candles. Unfortunately, we do not accept returns on our plants. If you’re not 100% happy please contact us at​ ​and we will find a solution you are happy with. The return shipping will be at the customers own expense.

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Who Are Pointless Plants?

What makes you different from other plant companies?

We don’t see ourselves as a business. Our mission is to make the world a happier, better and greener place. We think delivering houseplants is a good start.


Do you really plant 10 trees for every order?

Yes, we have an API installed on our website which automatically plants trees with Ecologi when an order is made. Our slogan is ‘Create a Jungle’ and we are on a mission to make the world a greener place. We are always looking to do more and when we get the chance to travel, we’re hoping to see our impact first hand. Sometimes we save our trees for a big project where we can help first hand. This isn't just about short term carbon offsetting. This is about long term biodiversity, rebuilding and conserving our planet!




What changes have you made for a safer delivery?

Delivering your plants to you is our top priority. We have implemented social distancing in our office and our team is working from home whenever possible. Our postage carrier has also implicated contact free delivery.



Plant care

Do you have any information on caring for my plant?

Yes we do! On each individual plant page we have a summary of how to look after each specific plant. We will tell you about watering, light and humidity. This will help to get you started.

We also have specific plant care documents on our website. CLICK HERE


Do you have any plants that will purify my home?

Absolutely, many houseplants not only look great but are also busy at work making the air in your home as clean as possible. Check out our ‘Air Purifying Machines’.


Can I put my plant in a room with no windows?

While some plants thrive in lower light conditions, all plants need some light to survive. Check out our top 5 best shade loving plants. (Snake plant, ZZ Plant, Palm, Cast Iron Plant, Peace Lily)


Do you have any plants for my office?

Yes, we’d love to brighten up your work space. Check out our office plants HERE.


I’m a complete plant beginner. Which plants are right for me?

We were all beginners once. We have so many low maintenance plants to choose from which are perfect for beginners. Check out our ‘Pretty hard to kill plants’ 


I think my plant is dying! Help!

We’re here to help. Send us an email ​​ or WhatsApp us on 07308953372 and we can help assist you further.

The most common reason for dying plants is overwatering. If your plant is turning yellow, this is due to overwatering. Always feel the soil of your houseplant before you water to make sure it is dry.


Are your plants pet safe?

This does vary depending on the plant. We have an entire section on pet safe plants. We want to make sure the furry members of your family are safe. Find our range of pet safe houseplants HERE.




Can I cancel or edit my order?

Yes, for most orders we can edit or cancel them, provided your order has not already been dispatched from our warehouse. This could range from 1-6 days and will depend on stock availability.

Email us at hello@pointlessplants.comor WhatsApp us on07308953372​ ​and we will work out the best course of action for you and your new plants.


Is there a minimum spend?

No. You are free to order as much or as little as you like. 


I’m not happy with my plants. What are my next steps?

We’re sorry to hear this! Send us pictures of the problem on any form of social media, email ( or WhatsApp (07308953372). We will base each case specifically on the individual situation.

We will try our best to rectify the problem and leave you with a solution you are happy with.


Does my plant arrive already potted?

All our plants arrive potted in a plastic nursery pot. Some of our plants arrive in decorative pots. This will be clearly stated on the plant’s specific page as to whether the decorative pot is included or not.


Do you offer a gift note option?

If you have any special requests, we’d love to hear from you. Our website does have a 'Add a gift note' section. Send us an email on hello@pointlessplants.comor message on our WhatsApp 07308953372​ if you need anymore help.




Can I pick my delivery date?

At this time we do not have an option for picking an exact date. If you’re in need of your order to arrive on a particular date, please email us at hello@pointlessplants.comand we will do our best to get your plants to you as soon as we can.


How will my delivery be tracked?

Your order will be delivered to you through DHL shipping. You will receive a link from DHL shipping where you can rearrange delivery and pick a safe space. On the morning of delivery, you will receive a 1 hour delivery time slot. If you wish to receive notifications by text please enter your phone number at checkout.


How long will delivery take? 

On most orders we have next day delivery. If you live in Belfast or Scotland this could take up to 48 hours. Depending on stock availability please allow up to 7 days. Please email us at hello@pointlessplants.comif you have any further questions on when to expect your order.


What is the price for delivery?

Delivery is £3.95 for next day and £8.99 for Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands and Scottish Islands. This could vary due to dispatch time. 


How are you environmentally friendly?

We try to be as environmentally friendly as possible. All our packaging is made from recycled materials and can be recycled further. Please recycle our packaging if possible.




Do you accept returns?

We accept returns on pots, accessories, crystals and candles. Unfortunately, we do not accept returns on our plants. If you’re not 100% happy please contact us at​ ​and we will find a solution you are happy with. The return shipping will be at the customers own expense.


What is your refund policy?

We will treat each situation individually and work out the best solution for you. Please contact us on WhatsApp 07308953372or email at and we can assist further.