Did you have to look twice at this title? Who can grow a banana in a flowerpot? Well, if you are feeling brave and
adventurous and think you would like to give this idea a go, here are a few
Banana is a lush green, fast growing plant that can give any
place a tropical look and feel. Many
varieties become excellent houseplants that donít need much care and grow up
very quickly. Dwarf varieties of banana
trees can grow anywhere. Growing a
banana tree in a garden planter in a tropical climate is super easy, with
little care. If you are living in USDA
Zones 9 to 11, keep the potted tree in the shade in afternoon in summer, when
Make sure the flowerpot has well, draining soil. Buy a good quality potting mix. Potted banana trees need slightly acidic to
neutral soil to produce potassium rich bananas.
Banana loves moisture. Water the
planter regularly and deeply but donít over water. In summer, water daily. In hot weather, water twice a day. Soil should be moist but not soggy.
Banana Plant likes humidity, so to increase it around
the plant, mist it and place a layer of pebbles in the saucer, fill the saucer
with water and make sure the pot is not sitting in the water. The humidity will help. When the temp outside drops below 50 degrees
you need to move the pot indoors.