How to Grow Banana Trees in Pots?
If you are a fan of exotic tropical plants and are interested in growing bananas, and you do not have enough space or live in a cool area, you can also shop banana in the pottery. Their breeding is very easy and that – bananas grown in the pots give fruit! There are numerous varieties of bananas that thrive in pottery, as well as those that can withstand falling temperatures. We will help you choose the right kind and show you how easy it is to banana in the pottery to grow into a healthy and powerful plant.
To become a expert, all you have to do is read out these tips for banana growing in a pot.
Choosing the right variety of bananas
If you decide to plant banana in a pottery, you will need a dwarf species, especially if you have to put it in before the first fuzz. Seedlings can be found in some nurseries or through the Internet. Most banana plants can be found in the shape of a gilt, or rhizome, so you should know what to do after buying them. The first step is to flush well with lukewarm water to remove the fungus or bacteria that can carry on it during transport. After that, it is time for planting.
Start with a standard sized deck that is required to have a hole at the bottom for good drainage. Now rotate the rhizome (rhizome) so that the tip remains uncovered and exposed to sunlight. You can cover the rhizome with the ground after a few leaves appear. When the plant is well-rooted, or when the old pottery becomes “cured, you can transplant it to a greater extent to make sure it will produce the fruit.
Banana trees grow in tropical and subtropical parts of the world and therefore they love full sun, heat and humidity. If you’re growing banana tree you should keep it in a spot that receives the sun most of the day but preferably sheltered from the wind.
Growing Banana tree requires well-draining soil, sandy soil that is rich in organic matters and compost. Buy a good quality potting mix for your banana tree. If you are making it at home make sure to mix sand, perlite, and compost or manure.
Banana needs slightly acidic to neutral soil to produce those potassium rich nutritious bananas. The soil pH should be around 6 – 7. If your soil is alkaline mix sulfur to decrease the pH.
Banana loves moisture. Water it regularly and deeply but care not to overwater. In summer, water it every day. It may need water even two times a day in hot weather or when it is root bound. Soil for growing banana plants should be kept uniformly moist. Reduce watering in winter.
Banana plant prefers humidity levels above 50%. To increase humidity level around the plant, mist the plant and place it on a layer of pebbles in a tray filled with water.
Overwintering Banana Tree
Banana plants stop growing when the temperature drops below 50 ° Fahrenheit.
Before the onset of winter, do heavy mulching and prune the leaves.
Put it in a warm, bright room till the spring.
Banana is a fast growing plant and it requires heavy feeding to grow at its full strength. Fertilize young plant when it establishes well with nitrogen-rich fertilizer to help it grow faster. Once your banana tree in pot becomes mature enough to produce fruit, fertilize it with 15:5:30 fertilizer regularly.
Pests and diseases
Bananas are quite resistant to diseases, still when you see the leaves turning brown and drying at the edges it means you’re overwatering and if the leaves turn yellow, banana plant is having a lack of nutrients.
Some pests that might attack banana plant are banana aphids, banana weevil, and coconut scale. These pests can easily be repelled using organic pesticides.