How Do You Grow a Banana Plant?


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Grow a banana tree by planting it in a good location, preparing the soil, watering the tree regularly, mulching the area and fertilizing the plant. You need water, mulch, fertilizer and a banana tree.

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  1. Choose a good location

    Choose a location for the banana tree that is exposed to plenty of sunlight. The more light exposure it has, the more fruit it produces. A banana tree needs a humid location where temperatures range between 67 degrees Fahrenheit and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit can damage or kill the tree.

  2. Prepare the soil

    The soil needs to be well-drained. If it is too dense, add organic matter, and work it several inches into the soil.

  3. Plant the tree

    Dig a hole, and place the banana tree in the ground. Fill in the hole with soil.

  4. Water the plant regularly

    Water the banana tree regularly. It needs 4 to 6 inches of water per month. If the temperature rises above 90 degrees Fahrenheit, water the tree more than once a day.

  5. Mulch the area

    Remove all the weeds around the tree, and add a thick layer of mulch to inhibit weed growth and keep the soil moist. Use wood chips or other organic mulches.

  6. Fertilize the tree

    Using a 6-2-12 fertilizer, feed the tree at least four times a year.

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