Banana tree growing herbaceous of the genus Musa also known as Banana, Banana tree perennial plant mostly used for the edible fruits but also used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 8+.
Leaves color green, size of the can be 1-3 m.
Flowers inflorescence color pink with bracts, female flowers shape look like little Banana.
Fruit color is yellow-white the peel color can be yellow, red-purple, green or green-bluish.
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Requirements for growing Banana tree care:
Frost free (can survive some frost but better without), rich soil
What is the best way to start growing:
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties/Problems with growing:
Spring, summer, autumn
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Dead leaves, recommend not to let grow more than daughter and mother in the same spot the other daughter need to replant or to prune, and after the fruit the cane need to be prune 2 option one to wait until the cane dry (problem that when it can fall on the daughter and cause damage), the second it’s to prune with the fruit and cut it to slices and let it dry and bring all the mineral to the ground
Size of the plant?
1-6 m, 3-20 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Irrigation water management requirement:
Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow indoor?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
When does flowers bloom?
In tropical all year round in subtropical and mediterranean spring – summer
General information about the flower
Flowers inflorescence color pink with bracts, female flowers shape look like little Banana fruits
Pollination is done by:
When does it yield:
In tropical all year round in subtropical and mediterranean summer – autumn
Pests or diseases in Banana fruit:
Birds, warm, bats
What can be done with big quantities of Bananas fruit?
Eat raw, cooked, cakes,
Work requirements on the fruit:
In case of bats need to cover with nylon or net
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Ripening of fruit:
Better to pick when the fruit is half ready