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Old 03-28-2018, 05:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Greetings, to answer your question. So far any decent potting soil plus fertilizer and lots of water when the weather warms up and they start actively growing.
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Default Re: What is the best soil for a Banana plant?

Depends on where & how the banana is being planted.

In Ground: ... Bananas can tolerate most soil types. In time (years) bananas will build the soil to its liking. But in hard clay type, back fill the pant hole with a good top soil mixed with some well made compost; OR build a raised bed. Make sure the Ph is about 6.5 and the plant hole will not hole water. Don't set the corm too deep!

In pots: Used a commercial potting mix with about 50% perlite in a pot with bottom draining holes. Bananas need Fresh Water. Standing or stale waster at the bottom of a pot will kill the plant. ... I use a course pine bark mix (finer than bark mulch; more course than standard potting soil) with 10% peat & 10% sand. It's hard to over water the banana in a super fast draining mix.

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