Bananas are among the most consumed fruits in the world. However, a healthy and rich harvest is not the only reason why there is a growing interest in growing bananas. Many of us reach for it because of its aesthetic appearance and ability to contribute to a better and healthier atmosphere in the home.
Despite the fact that the banana tree loves the tropics, with the right care and the creation of optimal conditions, it will also catch on in our parts. Although it does not need much for healthy growth, it minimally tolerates a suitable location, quality and nutritious soil and regular care throughout the cultivation period.
Where did the banana tree come from?
The original home of bananas are subtropical Asian regions. In both China and India, they were even considered one of the holiest fruits and attributed a number of healing effects to them. From there, bananas reached the Middle East and present-day Turkey. During the 16th and 17th centuries, bananas were imported to Latin America, where they became one of the most widespread fruits due to tropical conditions. It is no coincidence that Ecuador, Panama and Cuba are the largest exporters of bananas to Europe.
What makes a banana tree typical?
How to get a banana tree?
Where to plant a banana tree?
Winters in the temperate zone are liquidating for the plant sitting outside. Its cultivation is thus recommended either directly in the apartment, or in the case of owning a house in a winter garden or greenhouse.
Growing in an apartment
Smaller types of banana trees are recommended for flats, so-called dwarf. They tend to grow to a height of 1 to 1.5 meters. They fulfill an exclusively decorative function, which is taken care of by large elegant leaves with smooth wavy edges.
Growing in the winter garden
You can also place higher species in the winter garden. They could even give birth to you after a few years. However, there will not be many fruits born, so they will become a decoration of the plant rather than a crop suitable for use.
Which location is best for a banana tree?
Whether you are growing a banana tree in an apartment, in a winter garden or in a greenhouse in the garden, in addition to the higher temperature, you must give it enough light. Since it requires at least 10 to 12 hours of light a day and the intensity of daylight is lower in our autumn and winter, it is necessary to place it under artificial lighting. When choosing a location, look for a place where there is no draft. Humidity is just as important, so avoid rooms with dry air when choosing a location.