Different varieties of Banana Plants
March 2, 1998
I have a Banana Tree. I an unsure if it can/will grow bananas. Any way to
find out. If so, is there anything special I do to get it to produce bananas.
I have read the other article describing the care of banana trees and I
feel that I am doing ok. Just need to fertilizer more. Any info would be
great. I have had my tree for approx 5 years now. I belive its in a 7gal
pot and extends 4+ ft from from the top of the pot.
I am afraid that I won't be of much help to you this time. There are several
hundred different varieties and hybrid types of bananas. Some are seed
grown, which are strictly ornamental while others are grown from corms
which develop from the parent plant. To actually identify the variety usually
involves keying the different properties of the plant, including the flowers
and fruit. If you visit Stokes
Tropicals web site
you will find an extensive listing of different varieties which are available.
Perhaps they will be able to give you a little better idea of which type
of banana plant you have. The people at Stokes are certainly more knowlegeble
about bananas than I am. Sorry!
The Banana Site