How to Grow and Care for a Banana Tree - The Banana tree is part of a tropical houseplant that can produce delicious fruits. Commonly, banana trees are found in nature or gardens. But, they also can grow indoors nicely. And these tropical fruiting plants are technically huge herbaceous plants or haven't woody stems. So, for more information, get read How to Grow and Care for a Banana Tree below. Check it out!

How to caring the tree


Be it outdoors or indoors, you can place banana trees in a full sun spot. They love it to survive. Let them get direct sunlight a day for about six hours. And then, get the oil in organically rich, and deep soil with good drainage and a slightly acidic soil pH. 

They also typically have poor tolerance for salt in the soil. Because the habitat is rainforests, this tree needs a lot of water and plenty of moisture in the air. Make sure to water regularly and make the soil stay moist but not soggy.


Can thrive in warm and humid conditions, but banana trees don't like extreme temperatures. Prefer to place this tree in consistent temperatures between 75 and 95 degrees F. If you place them in cold temperatures and dry conditions. It can make quickly die back. 

Banana trees include heavy feeders. You can make balanced fertilizers regularly throughout the growing season.



Before producing the fruits, Banana trees have one main stem. And they will replace the main stem in the next growing season (after growing for 6 to 8 months). If the fruits are removed, you can prune this tree, and precisely cut the main stem down about 2.5 feet. Next, remove the rest of the stem in a few weeks, leaving the replacement sucker intact.



Like other plants, the best propagation for banana trees is division. Let's divide the banana tree by separating the sucker from the rhizome (horizontal underground stem). Then, permit the surface of the rhizome to dry for a day or more. After it, get replanting the banana tree.

Potting and repotting


If growing the banana tree in containers, you can do repotting when the plants begin to outgrow. Make sure to use a pot or container with good drainage holes and use a loose, organically rich potting mix.

Pest and diseases issues


As common issues, Banana tree also has pest and diseases which attacks them like plants in general. The pest that strikes banana tree such: Aphid insects, nematodes, scarring beetle, sap-sucking insects, and black weevils. While diseases that often attack banana trees are root rot, powdery mildew, wilt, and leaf spot diseases.

That are  How to Grow and Care for a Banana Tree present to you. Thank you for reading this article, and I hope you can inspire by this information. Have a nice day, everyone.

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