Banana Trees

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  1. My Hardy Banana Tree Is in a Large Pot, She Was Growing Fast
  2. Sick Banana Plant
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  4. Growing Indoor Banana in Zone 8
  5. Banana Houseplants Have Sprouted Babies
  6. Purple leaf banana
  7. How do I save my bananas?
Asked by snowman on December 17, 2010
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?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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?

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weednfeed

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
Banana Plant

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

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
Growing Indoor Banana in Zone 8

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

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Cathy

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
Banana Houseplants Have Sprouted Babies

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

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
Purple Leaf Banana

Purple leaf banana tree leaves turns brown like paper.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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@cox.net on September 16, 2012
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.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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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