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Common name for genus *Musa* and their fruit.

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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 ...