Banana - G9, Kela - Plant

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.

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  • One of the best garden fruit plants.
  • Low maintenance plant.
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About Banana

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.

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Plant Specifications

Plant Height19 inch (48 cm)
Plant Spread 7 inch (18 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Japanese banana, Kela
Maximum Reachable Height 2-4 meter
Flower Colour Green, yellow, red, purple or brown when ripe
Bloom Time Seasonal bloomer
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting and care


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Sunlight

  • Morning sunlight of more than 6 hours a day is ideal for flower and fruit development.

  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained, fertile and rich in organic content for growing Banana plant.

  • Watering
  • 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.
  • 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 Fertilizer
  • Before 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 Protection
  • Remove 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.

  • Don'ts
  • Do not overwater the plant.
  • Avoid applying water on leaves during initial days as it may cause fungal infection.
  • Banana care

    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:

    Sunlight Natural bright light with morning sunlight(more than 6 hours)
    Watering Apply 4 cup(approx.200ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch
    Soil Well-drained, fertile and nutrient rich soil.
    Temperature 20-27 Degree Celsius.
    Fertilizer Apply organic fertilizer once a month
    Harvest Season Approximately 90 days from blooming period.

    Banana special feature

    They are classic tropical foliage plants with beautiful inflorescence and edible fruits

    Banana uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • It add beauty to your garden, pot plants, bedding plants, many landscaping uses

    Medicinal Use:

    • 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

    Culinary Use:

    • 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

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How does banana plant reproduce?

    Banana plant reproduce by various methods mainly by bulb or rhizome, sword suckers and tissue culture.

    Can banana plants be grown in pots?

    Yes, One can start growing dwarf varieties of Banana plant in pots having at least 6-8 inch diameter and repot the plant once it outgrows in the current pot.

    Why is my banana plant dying?

    Due to various reasons like Insufficient light, less or overwatering and disease infection. So make sure your plant is getting enough amount of bright direct sunlight, water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch and try to avoid overwatering.

    Do banana plants like full sun?

    Yes, Banana plant likes full sun. A natural direct bright sunlight for more than 6 hours a day is ideal for flower and fruit development.

    How banana plant grow?

    The banana plant grows from a bulb or rhizome, from these rhizomes emerges a trunk which is actually leaves wrapped around each other. New leaves grow up from the center of the trunk. A flowering stalk also emerges from the center of the trunk on which fruits will develop in around 9 months. Once the fruiting is done the trunk will die off. New plants called suckers emerge from the rhizome which can be separated from rhizome to grow into new plants.

    Is banana plant a herb?

    We call banana as tree but scientifically banana is herbaceous plant because it does not have any woody tissues in the stem.

    What is a banana plant?

    Banana is tropical herbaceous fruiting plant which is known for its delicious fruits.

    Why banana plant is a herb?

    Banana is herbaceous plant because it does not have any woody tissues in the stem. Banana plant's trunk is actually leaves wrapped around each other.

    When to plant banana trees?

    Banana can be planted in garden lands during January – February and November – December.

    Is banana plant or tree?

    Banana is herbaceous plant because it does not have any woody tissues in the stem.

    How many banana plants per acre?

    Banana plant population varies according to variety and planting distance dwarf varieties are planted at distance of 1.5 x 1.5 m sq. and 1777 plants accommodates in an acre.

    Where to plant banana tree as per vastu?

    According to Vastu Shastra, Banana plant should be in the north-east direction.

    Can banana plants grow in shade?

    No, Banana plant can not grow in complete shade. It requires natural direct sunlight for more than 6 hours a day and for the rest of the time shade will cause no harm to plants growth.

    How to plant banana tree at home?

    To plant Banana plant consider the following points 1. To grow Banana plant in pot, choose a pot having of 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives more than 6 hours of direct sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for more than 6 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water. General caring tips- Plant should get more than 6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July).

    Where do banana plants grow?

    Banana plant can be grow in pot and garden, consider the the following points to grow banana plant 1. Sunlight- At least 6 hours of natural direct bright morning sunlight is required. 2.Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3.Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch.

    Which part of banana plant is edible?

    The raw fruits, flower and leaves are used for culinary uses and ripe fruits are consumed as desert.

    How banana plant reproduce?

    Banana plant reproduce by various methods mainly by bulb or rhizome, sword suckers and tissue culture.

    Do banana plants die after fruiting?

    Yes, Banana stem produces only one bunch of fruits and it will die by reproducing pups.

    What to feed banana plants?

    Apply any organic fertilizer during June-July for better development.

    Does banana plant have flowers?

    Yes, Banana plants have flowers and begin to bloom in April, May, June.

    Do banana plants need a lot of water?

    Yes, Banana is water loving plant.

    Why banana plant leaves turn yellow?

    The main reasons of yellowing of leaves are 1. Less or Over watering to banana plant. 2. No proper sunlight 3.Heavy infestation of Pest and Disease

    Can we plant banana tree at home?

    Yes, We can plant banana tree at home with proper care and management as follows 1. Sunlight- At least 6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required. 2.Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3.Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch.

    Do banana plants need full sun?

    Banana plant needs natural direct bright sunlight of more than 6 hours a day.

    Where to plant banana tree at home?

    You can plant a banana plant preferably outdoors, in pot or in ground at a spot receiving below growing conditions for the plant - 1. Natural direct bright sunlight for more than 6 hours a day preferably in morning. 2. Soil should be nutrient rich and well drained. 3. Apply Water when soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch.

    When to repot banana plant?

    Repot the banana plant when it is overgrown in a current pot and preferably during April - May month.

    Can banana plant grow indoors?

    Yes, To grow banana plant indoor consider the following points 1. Sunlight- At least 6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required. 2.Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3.Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch.

    Can banana plants survive winter?

    Yes, Banana plant can survive in winter but not at chilling temperature. The optimum required temperature is 25-35 degree Celsius.



    Reviews

    Sunday, 15 March 2020

    I really like ur live plants and wish to order more in future

    Mohithskumar

    Thursday, 05 March 2020

    i was satisfied .good packing ,but the leaf was damaged.so i gived 4 stars

    Sebastian

    Friday, 14 February 2020

    Keep it away from harsh direct sunlight to prevent leaf burn.

    Yathish Shettigar
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