Banana Tree Not Flowering

Some people complain that their banana plants are not flowering and fruiting . It may be due to several reasons. Getting a banana tree to flowering and fruiting may be possible if you consider the following tips for encouraging the tree to flower.
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Banana Flower Producing Fruits
Banana Flower Producing Fruits

Bananas Growing on a Tree
Bananas Growing on a Tree
  1. Note that all banana trees do not produce edible fruit. Plant the rhizomes which are know to produce fruits.

  2. Banana tree needs warm climate, 10 to 15 months of frost-free weather. If not, the plant may not flower and there may not be any fruit. 

  3. The soil should have a pH between 5.5 and 7.0.  You can add decaying plant leaves, animal bones, pine sawdust or wood chips and azalea potting mix that make the soil rich in organic matter.

  4. Banana plant do not form flowers and fruits in saline soils. So make the soil fertile by adding composted organic matter. 

  5. Banana plant requires a lot of water. Always water deeply. Also sprinkle on the leaves to increase the humidity level around the plant.

  6. Apply about 5 inch layer of organic mulch on the root zone to keep moisture. 

  7. Banana tree flowers and produce fruit if the roots remain throughout the year. The plant stops growing when the temperature of the soil dips below 15°C (60°F). Fruits grow best when the temperature is around 30°C (85°F). You can wrap an old blanket around the tree, from top to ground to keep the plant warm. 

  8. In the case of frost, wet the soil to reduce the effect on underground rhizomes.

  9. Apply fertilizers frequently as bananas are heavy feeders. Use a fertilizer high in potassium.
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