Top Questions About Banana Trees

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Questions About Banana Trees

Asked by
snowman on
December 17, 2010

Q. My Hardy Banana Tree Is in a Large Pot, She Was Growing Fast

And healthy We live in Florida, then the temps. dropped into the 30s, I put my trees in the garage till the temps climbed back up, now my tree is droopy with brown leaves. Will she bounce back?

Answered by
Heather on
December 18, 2010
Certified Expert
A.

If the plant is not all the way dead, it can recover. It may take some time though. This article will help you determine if the tree is still alive and how to care for it while it recovers:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 22, 2011

Q. Sick Banana Plant

I have a small banana plant that is kept indoors, about a foot high. The edges of its leaves are turning brown, and when I researched its symptoms, it seems that it is deficient in one or more types of nutrients. What is the best way to give the nutrients needed to the plant?

Answered by
weednfeed on
April 22, 2011
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liquid feeds are good for a quick fix , also transplanting to a slightly larger pot and adding in some fresh soil and testing for proper Ph.

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Asked by
hodbet on
July 23, 2011

Q. banana plant

How long does it usally take for a banana plant to produce fruit?

Answered by
Heather on
July 24, 2011
Certified Expert
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They can produce a flower bud in 1-2 years, but you may want to let them get taller and more mature before allowing them to produce fruit. This will make for a stronger plant in the long run.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 26, 2011

Q. Growing Indoor Banana in Zone 8

What is the soil profile and best manure for growing indoor banana plant?

Answered by
Cathy on
July 28, 2011
A.

I believe this article will answer your questions, just pay attention to the variety you chose to grow, as some are better adapted to being grown in this way.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/banana/indoor-banana-plant.htm

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Asked by
Memory Brock on
April 4, 2012

Q. Banana Houseplants Have Sprouted Babies

Banana houseplants have sprouted babies. Should I separate them so adult plant will grow taller?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 5, 2012
Certified Expert
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You don't have to remove them unless you want to propagate some new plants. It will not hurt to leave them or remove the pups. If you would like to start new plants, simply cut the pups from the mother plant and pot them up. You can also toss them or give the pups away if you don't want another plant.

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Asked by
jamestamez on
August 13, 2012

Q. Purple leaf banana

Purple leaf banana tree leaves turns brown like paper.

Answered by
Heather on
August 19, 2012
Certified Expert
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This can be caused by underwatering, overwatering or a fungus. Water the plant when the top of the soil is just dry to the touch, but make sure it is not in standing water.

As a precaution, treat the tree with a fungicide.

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Asked by
bsthom2 on
September 16, 2012

Q. How do I save my bananas?

I live in Oklahoma and have a outside banana tree with six layers of bananas thus far. Unfortunately, weather is getting cool and there isn’t enough time for them to ripen. Is there any way to save them? I have no idea what kind of tree it is but I know the bananas will be about six inches long and very sweet to eat.

Answered by
Heather on
September 23, 2012
Certified Expert
A.

Bananas will ripen off the tree. You can keep them there until the lest possible moment before the cold sets in and then pick them and place them in a paper bag. They should ripen in there.

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