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Banana plant

Banana plant

Regular price Dhs. 150.00 AED
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About Banana plant:

  1. Climate: Banana plants thrive in warm, tropical climates but can also be grown in subtropical regions. They require temperatures between 75°F to 95°F (24°C to 35°C) and plenty of sunlight.

  2. Soil: Plant your banana in well-draining, fertile soil that is rich in organic matter. A pH level of 5.5 to 7.0 is ideal for banana cultivation.

  3. Planting: Banana plants can be propagated from suckers or pups that emerge from the base of the parent plant. Choose a healthy sucker with several leaves and roots attached. Plant it in a hole deep enough to accommodate the roots and water thoroughly after planting.

  4. Spacing: Space banana plants about 5 to 10 feet apart, depending on the variety and available space. They grow into large clumps with multiple stems, so give them room to spread.

  5. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Banana plants require regular watering, especially during hot and dry periods. However, they do not tolerate waterlogged conditions, so ensure proper drainage.

  6. Fertilization: Banana plants are heavy feeders and benefit from regular fertilization. Apply a balanced fertilizer every 2 to 3 months during the growing season. You can also supplement with organic matter such as compost or well-rotted manure.

  7. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the plant to retain moisture, suppress weeds, and provide nutrients as it decomposes.

  8. Support: Banana plants have relatively shallow root systems and can become top-heavy as they grow. Provide support by staking larger plants or tying the stems together to prevent them from bending or breaking in strong winds.

  9. Pruning: Remove dead or damaged leaves regularly to maintain plant health and appearance. You can also remove older stems after fruiting to encourage new growth.

  10. Pests and Diseases: Watch out for common pests such as aphids, thrips, and banana weevils. Treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Bananas are also susceptible to fungal diseases such as Panama disease and black Sigatoka. Ensure good air circulation and avoid overhead watering to prevent fungal infections.

  11. Harvesting: Depending on the variety, bananas can take anywhere from 3 to 15 months to mature. Harvest the fruit when it is fully mature but still green. Cut the entire bunch from the plant and allow it to ripen indoors at room temperature.

By following these guidelines, you can successfully grow banana plants and enjoy their tasty fruits in your garden or landscape.

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water.

  • much water can kill the plant
  • need some water daily 

Sun

  • this plant need sun
  • keep it in open area 

 

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