Growing Banana plant is an easy way to add a tropical flair to your garden. When you know that it has a unique leaf shape, edible fruits and how to care for Banana plants, you will be rewarded with many years of edible fruits.
What makes it special:
- One of the best garden fruit plants.
- Low maintenance plant.
- It is devoutly religious plant.
This product does not have the flowers and fruits at the time of shipping. After, 9-10 months, the plant will bloom and have beautiful fruits.
Banana is the fruit of a plant of the genus Musa and Musaceae family, which is cultivated primarily for food and secondarily for the production of fibre used in the textile industry are also cultivated for ornamental purposes.The banana is an edible fruit, botanically a berry, produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants.Almost all the modern edible bananas come from the two wild species, Musa acuminata, Musa balbisiana. Bananas are vigorously growing, monocotyledonous herbaceous plants.This banana is not a tree but a high herb that can attain up to 4 meters of height. The cultivars vary greatly in plant fruit size, plant morphology, fruit quality.Most bananas have a sweet flavor when ripe.In some countries, bananas used for cooking may be called plantains, in contrast to dessert bananas. That fruit is variable in size, color and firmness.The banana is a perennial plant that replaces itself. Bananas do not grow from a seed but from a bulb or rhizome.The time between planting a banana plant and the harvest of the banana bunch is from 9 to 12 months. The flower appears in the sixth or seventh month.
||19 inch (48 cm)
||7 inch (18 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Japanese banana, Kela
|Maximum Reachable Height
||Green, yellow, red, purple or brown when ripe
Planting and care
Morning sunlight of more than 6 hours a day is ideal for flower and fruit development. SoilThe soil should be well drained, fertile and rich in organic content for growing Banana plant.WateringPoke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.Apply 4 cup (approx.200ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch.Do not overwater the plant.As a rule of thumb, water the plants thoroughly in summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.Water should be applied preferably in the morning or evening.Application of FertilizerBefore application of fertilizer loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so, it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.Apply organic fertilizer once a month.Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.Plant ProtectionRemove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.DontsDo not overwater the plant.Avoid applying water on leaves during initial days as it may cause fungal infection.
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Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.Apply 4 cup (approx.200ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch.Keep the plant in indirect bright light.Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.Key requirements to keep plant healthy:
||Natural bright light with morning sunlight(more than 6 hours)
||Apply 4 cup(approx.200ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch
||Well-drained, fertile and nutrient rich soil.
||20-27 Degree Celsius.
||Apply organic fertilizer once a month
||Approximately 90 days from blooming period.
Banana special feature
They are classic tropical foliage plants with beautiful inflorescence and edible fruits
- It add beauty to your garden, pot plants, bedding plants, many landscaping uses
- All parts of the banana have medicinal value
- For example, flowers can be cooked and eaten by diabetics or used for bronchitis, dysentery and ulcers
- Plant sap can be taken internally or applied externally to stings and bites
- The young leaves can be used as a poultice for skin irritations
- Note: The following information is general guidelines, be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines
- Banana cultivated primarily for food and secondarily for the production of fibre used in the textile industry
- Bananas are tropical fruits that are easily obtainable in most parts of the world, packed with flavor, loaded with nutritional value