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Common name for genus Musa and their fruit.

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Will my Blue Java Banana plant recover after splitting in two?

Will my Blue Java Banana plant recover after getting top heavy and splitting in two? It's right above soil level. I got it last spring, it's got some healthy roots but no sign of it doing anything. ...
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Banana plant has its youngest leaf dry while other ones seem fine

I have a banana plant for a couple of months already. It has grown a lot during this time so it seems to be a healthy plant but recently the youngest leaf has dried. Here are two pictures of how it ...
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How to encourage banana trees to grow after insulating over winter

I have a few banana trees (How to insulate banana tree during winter) that I insulated with fiberglass over the winter in northern Mississippi. Two have started growing leaves. The others haven’t, but ...
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How to insulate banana tree during winter

I have several banana trees in the ground at my place in northeastern Mississippi. They are about 2-5 feet tall. I would really like to salvage the stem during the winter if possible. What is the best ...
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Leaves on banana plants withering away

My banana plant is withering away. Leaves are starting to turn yellow/brown, droop, and in general the plant is deteriorating. The plant is in a pot, inside, and gets a lot of light although not a lot ...
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Will this banana tree grow in pot?

I have a small plot of soil with two banana trees. The banana tree in the picture will grow bananas if I leave it there. I’m thinking of taking this 3-ft tree and moving it to a pot. Will it grow ...
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Why is there this white spot on this banana tree?

What is causing this white spot on this banana tree?
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Will banana tree grow fruit more than once?

I have a banana tree with fruit in my very small backyard. The trunk is huge and that (plus the leaves) take up lots of space. Once I remove the banana cluster, can I cut the tree? Or is it possible ...
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Banana tree health declining after repotting, yellowing leaves

I recently received a banana tree as a gift and as it is starting to decline I am worried about it. First off, I live in southern Canada (London) so I don't have a tropical climate but its been quite ...
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Why should I cut my indoor banana plant down to soil level?

I have a little banana tree plant growing on my kitchen windowsill. This advice says: Banana palms will often reemerge from the rhizomes, so when the weather begins to cool, cut your indoor banana ...
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Banana taking very long time to grow

I planted banana plants (gifted by my neighbor who harvests bananas ever 6 to eight months) in my backyard. They are alive and growing for over 7 years at the rate of about 2 - 4 inches a year for the ...
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Is this a Banana leaf plant?

We have a plant that we considered to be birds of paradise for last 4 years. Yesterday in a brief bout of lucidity we realized that it might be Banana leaf plant , since it never gave flowers and is ~...
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Banana plant leave stems broken, cut off completely or splint it?

I bought a 2ft tall banana plant with some pretty large leaves from a nursery. It is in good health but unfortunate a few large stems broke during transport. It is still connected but no longer able ...
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How to introduce an overwintered banana tree back outside for the summer

We got a banana tree last year and brought it inside to overwinter it. The tree was never put into the ground, it stayed in a large pot and is still in the large pot. Our overwintering method was to ...
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Is this some kind of banana

Will this flower identify the plant? The plant had a single flower in July. The leaves are like a banana plant I think.
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Grow baby/dward bananas from pots? [closed]

I live in the Caribbean and my house has a rooftop that receives sun approx 12hrs during the day. It's usually 80-95 degrees. There's no soil so any plant would grow in a pot. There's very little ...
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Buying dwarf Cavendish banana tree online? [closed]

Where can I buy a small dwarf Cavendish banana tree online? I know I can Google it, but I prefer suggestions from people who have bought online before. I could also buy in amazon, but the reviews ...
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What's wrong with my banana tree?

Recently my banana tree is acting strange. Can somebody please help me to tell me what i do wrong? Thanks]1
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Cutting banana tree without harming it

I have a banana tree that recently decided to retire its main central branch. What’s left is a big dried of stem visible in the center of the pot. Can I just cut it out without harming the plant?
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Can I overwinter a banana tree on an unheated sun porch?

Can I overwinter a banana tree that is growing in a container in an unheated sun porch in zone 5? Do I cut it back, water it just enough to keep it from drying? Should it be exposed to light? Would ...
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Are my bananas safe to eat after being flooded by Harvey?

I have banana plants in my back yard, one of which has produced a nice heart. The bananas should be ripe in a month or so. My house and yard were flooded by Harvey. The category 3 floodwater that ...
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Should I cut off some banana leaves before flowering?

I am growing a banana plant in my house. Some of my neighbors say that trimming or cutting fresh banana leaves from the tree before it has borne a fruit, would result in the banana tree not producing ...
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Over wintering banana trees inside the house in USDA zone 5

I live in USDA zone 5 and have banana plants planted in the ground. I know I need to dig them up and bring them in (I left them out one year and covered them up but they didn't survive). The ...
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How to properly remove Dead Banana tree leaves

Do I need to cut dead leaves by the trunk or I can just peel it all the way down? Seems as when peeling to the ground there is a lot of water/moist there.
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Banana transplant not looking too good...help? water? light?

I just ordered two tiny little plants and I transplanted them about a week ago. They are still alive, but I see that there are shriveled and sickly leaves, and the leaf edges are brown. I'm nervous ...
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How to use banana peel as a fertilizer?

I have heard several times that banana peel can be used as a fertilizer for garden plants (especially so for roses it appears) and verified it with a quick search on the Internet. As it happens, I sit ...
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Wintering a banana tree? should it be like this?

This is a follow up to my question here, hopefully I can get some insight. About a month ago I cut my basjoo as instructed and brought it inside for the winter. But since that time there is about ...
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What can I do to make a Dwarf Cavendish banana plant thrive in my apartment?

I currently live in New York. I'm interested in having a Dwarf Cavendish as a indoor houseplant, in my apartment. Will it survive/thrive? I can definitely provide sufficient humidity. I know having a ...
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Concerned about wintering a potted banana tree

I have been growing this Musa Basjoo plant from a small pup for about three years. It is now 6 feet. This was the first year that I will not be able to bring it inside the house for the winter. It ...
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How fast do banana plants grow?

Last fall I picked up half a large banana plant corm from the refuse pile at the local gardens, planted it in a 12" pot with loamy soil, and stuck it in my growth chamber for months of benign neglect. ...
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How can I prevent my banana tree from drying out?

We live in Lahore , Pakistan where temperature in summers reach 45 degrees Centigrade. Our banana tree is drying out in the sun. What is the best way to ensure that it remains healthy? This banana ...
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Can the bananas of this variety be eaten?

I recently purchased this banana tree in a flower pot. I've attached two photos with its label. Do you know if the bananas of this variety can be eaten? (Does the "\" icon over the fork and knife mean ...
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What is the best way to kill a banana shoot but not the entire plant?

Well the recent winter was pretty bad for the bananas, so I cut them down to ground level, and new shoots are coming up. Great (although that means no flowers or bananas this year). The problem now ...
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What is the best way to over-winter bananas?

The new house also has a couple of banana trees! What is the best way of over-wintering them? I am in USDA Zone 8a and we've just started to get frosts. From the research/asking around that I've done,...
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Are bananas male/female and which ones will contain seed?

My mum told me that there are female and male bananas (the fruit, not the tree), and only female bananas contain seed. Is it true? She said the little black things commonly seen inside banana are not ...
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