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Just wondering who has had success getting a banana plant to flower an fruit indoors an what kind would u recommend? Also if u used lights what lights? Pics would be cool
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If you can supply the plant(s) with at least 50 Watts/sq.ft. of 6400 to 6500 Kelvin light from a T5 HO system, then you can be successful growing and fruiting bananas indoors.
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50 watts per sq. ft.? Hmmm...That's a lot of watts an probably high electric bill :/
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All depends on the height of your ceiling. The smaller the plant the easier to grow indoors.
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We'll I'm thinking I want one that gets between 4-8ft.
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It's really only viable for people with a source of power on their property or the capital to build a solarium and fill it with artificial daylight.

There are some people here from your region who have grown fruiting bananas -- keeping them outdoors during the warmest months and indoors other times. The time to fruit has been 5 years.

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Keep in mind that the light source needs to be overhead.
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Yea I plant mine in the spring an bring inside in the fall. A heated room with lots of natural light seems like a way to go as we'll with the right heater an thermostat.
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Here is a start for grow lights.

I use cfl spirals at 300 watt output x 3 in a ceiling fan for some ferns and a few bananas plants which is just enough to get by.

You may also use 6500 k tubes that you may buy at big box stores ; for your set up you might need a four bulb fixture for good light and coverage for 100.00+~

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Great indoor fruiting banana plants . One that gets warmth and light
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I'm pretty sure if they were looking for plant lights then they wouldn't go there. I typically go to https://wilberline.com/grow-lights.html

By the way...who uses grow lights with bananas???
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... By the way...who uses grow lights with bananas?
I know a guy in Barrow AK who has an endless supply of fuel to run his generators, and a produce grower in Menefee CA who has a geothermal well to power his 5 1/4-acre greenhouses, of which one he uses for tropical fruits.
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Are they growing bananas indoors?
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It can get very expensive! I recommend Musa Raja Puri. I also have a couple SDC that reliably produce every year. They get 3-4’ tall in ground. Would do great in a large pot!

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Yes, entirely. Fruiting bananas are dead within a few weeks outdoors in Barrow AK, and would take 18-36 months to fruit outdoors in Menefee CA.
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