Information On Banana Trees

Discussion in 'Outdoor Tropicals' started by Theresa, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. Theresa

    Theresa Member

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    Hi this is my first post.
    I just inherit a three foot banana tree, which I know very little about.
    I was hoping that someone could give me more information about growing one.
    Like how often should I water it, and does it need special fertilizer?
    Can I plant this outside in the garden,and if so what time of year would be best,what special things do I need to do for winter?

    I would appreciate any information at all.

    Thanks
    Theresa
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    What kind? Several are grown here, but only one (Japanese banana) is an outdoor plant without extra protection (wrapping) for the winter.
     
  3. Carol Ja

    Carol Ja Active Member 10 Years

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    If it has reddish leaves, it needs to be brought in or highly wrapped, if it has green leaves, chances are that it is a musa banjoo, likes lots of water, sun. It could be as Ron says one of many varieties. If in doubt, wrap it for the winter. Or even better post a picture for a real ID. My banana plants overwinter outside, lots of mulch. You can put most types outside for the summer as it is warm.
    Carol Ja
     

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