Today I potted a Banana Plant for my friend Hilton. He moved to his house in December; and like me, he’s been more preoccupied with getting his garden in order than the inside of the house! I had posted a picture of Hilton’s Guava Tree a couple of weeks ago.
This Goldfinger Banana I’m giving him is a shoot I cut off from my mature plant. This is the best way to propagate a banana. Once planted in the ground it will grow to approximately 14’ tall and should fruit in approximately 15 months. I had planted mine (the mother plant) 15 months ago. It was the first plant I purchased for my house before I even moved here. It is now beginning to grow its first flower spike, which will soon turn into a bunch of bananas. Yay!
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