Re: No water, dirt or light, plant is fruiting??
Chippy, from all i seen and read, bananas seem to like tight spaces. Just look at photos here on this site of nanners in pots. I also read that bananas like company in the ground where they are grown. Look at pictures with mats of banana clusters, they are tight, so tight that sometimes pups grow 1-2 ft from the mother plant.
Yes, the flowering mama will die, but her babies will live on! Just like us.
(Started growing bananas July 2007)