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Old 05-17-2020, 08:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I am really excited about growing multiple banana plants for my landscaping and for the fruit. Started getting interested during this corona virus lockdown and now I'm all in. Would like to have multiple trees on my property in the future.

I have four banana plants at the moment all of them are pictured and described on my profile. Any advice anyone could provide would be so helpful, I have done a ton of research on care but still could use advice.

When should I transfer potted plants to the ground?
Is it important to measure soil acidity?
When these plants are transferred to the ground should they be watered thoroughly or left alone for a bit? Root rot?
How close together would you recommend planting each plant?
Also, how much should I be watering the large plant in the ground? It's been in the ground for 10 days and I'm worried I over watered it at first..

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Old 05-17-2020, 05:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome! Plant about six feet apart. Plant in the ground after the newly planted plants have unfurled three - four leaves. Once the plant is growing, and has a good root system, it is hard to rot the plant. If you are worried about rot, just check the soil to see if it is too wet
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Welcome! Plant about six feet apart. Plant in the ground after the newly planted plants have unfurled three - four leaves. Once the plant is growing, and has a good root system, it is hard to rot the plant. If you are worried about rot, just check the soil to see if it is too wet
Thanks for the tips man! Random question but why is it so common for people to let their banana trees clump up in a huge cluster? Is it just a preference thing?
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Thanks for the tips man! Random question but why is it so common for people to let their banana trees clump up in a huge cluster? Is it just a preference thing?
Probably because that's just how banana plants grow when left to themselves.

If you have the time to thin out and keep a mat within check do it, it will give better fruit production and airflow/sun penetration should help with any mold/insect infestation issues.

I've seen some overgrown mats with lots of root/pstem rotting from insects and lack of light/airflow.

I've really come to like the row of banana plants I have. I keep it to just a pup or 2 per mother plant and they are easier to manage this way compared to a clump of 10 plus plants.
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Probably because that's just how banana plants grow when left to themselves.

If you have the time to thin out and keep a mat within check do it, it will give better fruit production and airflow/sun penetration should help with any mold/insect infestation issues.

I've seen some overgrown mats with lots of root/pstem rotting from insects and lack of light/airflow.

I've really come to like the row of banana plants I have. I keep it to just a pup or 2 per mother plant and they are easier to manage this way compared to a clump of 10 plus plants.
Good to know man thank you! That is exactly what I was planning also, more of a row and avoiding the huge cluster. Unfortunately, I did plant one in the ground yesterday about 4 feet away from another before I read that advice but I think that shouldn't be a problem.
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Thanks, super excited, my wife thinks i'm crazy. There are just no plants that appeal to me like the banana
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Thanks, super excited, my wife thinks i'm crazy. There are just no plants that appeal to me like the banana
You're not crazy! I am over the moon having banana plants again. It's been 20 years since I last had one... my cup runneth over :-) I hope yours flourish!
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