Bill's Secrete for you to WOW your friends Growing a Banana Tree!!!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with WHISPERING PINES REALTY 20398180

I have had several requests to share my research on getting a Banana tree started.   My wife says that I MUST share with everyone. (And I always do what my wife says...sometimes)

Even with a brown thumb...YOU TO can make a Banana tree grow!!!

So to review...

Soil needs to be of the heavy and acidic type...6.8-6.6 is ideal.

Choose a very ripe banana that has just a tinge of yellow left in it.

Next, Plant the banana with about 1/2 sticking out and the stem on top!


Sprouting happens about 5-10 days later depending on weather.

After about a week...

Now I have had a few calls that the banana's are not sprouting and asking for a bit more advice.  (This is what has prompted my wife's direction)

This is my tree after about 2 weeks. 

Now for the tips of a successful tree.

Much of your success of WOWing your friends and neighbors depends on how straight a face you can hold.

Next you need to find a plant that looks like it could be tropical as Banana trees grow in the tropics.

Trim leaves to several lengths...

Then place strategically in banana with the larger pieces replacing the smaller ones as to make the appearance of a plant that is thriving.

WALLAH!!!!  You have a growing banana tree!

Good luck to all!

Comments (19)

Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

You are the MASTER gardener Bill, no question....

May 02, 2012 09:17 AM
Kathy Stoltman
Balboa Real Estate - Ventura, CA
Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793

Just a slight trick of the hand or leaf in this case!

May 02, 2012 10:19 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Bill. You are too funny. You had me going for a minute.

May 02, 2012 10:24 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

I love it Bill-Haha! My kind of joke! This would be a good one for Anna Banana!

May 02, 2012 10:52 AM
Diane Daley
Caron's Gateway Real Estate - Northumberland, NH

To funny thanks for sharing your banana tree detailed info with us... HAve a great weekend

May 03, 2012 02:00 AM
Randi Brammer
Randi Brammer, Acctg. - Hinckley, MN
Accountant & Tax Preparer

I laugh everytime you pull this. 

I think this should have been featured just for gullability and fun.


May 03, 2012 04:35 AM
Steve and Jan Bachman
RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax - Herndon, VA
Realtors - Northern Virginia

wow that is some serious black dirt!!!!! I all your dirt that good? Ours is orange Virginia clay.

May 03, 2012 05:57 AM
Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
Realtor 651-674-7449

Bill, You are a hoot.  I know you caught a few people with the first blog.

May 03, 2012 08:15 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

My dad came up with this in a quirk moment.  The lady he pulled iton went to work and told everyone.  Almost everyone was tryingto get a banana tree started.

May 05, 2012 06:03 AM
Not enthused

What a ducshe

Dec 29, 2015 12:08 PM
trevor sash

And this is the reason Americans are hated the world over.

Dec 31, 2015 09:49 AM

Well is a good. Jocke, your are a brainless moron, without sense of judgement seem like you are unable to put together 2 ideas in order to come to conclusion because you really have no education in biology any 8 grader knows the bananas don't reproduce that way and you let yourself open for this man to take advantage of your ignorance. And your only answer is to use a political statement. That. Have no basis...

Jan 16, 2016 11:19 PM

Wow guys, chill out. How hard is to take a joke. If ur life sucks don't take it on people that r trying to make u smile.Thanks for the silly joke Will.

May 15, 2016 02:24 PM
Candelario cruces

Im star due thoday, thanks for instruction I respect all thanks so much I right letter....

Jun 12, 2016 11:01 AM


Oct 25, 2016 05:09 AM

good job! you're an asshat!

Feb 12, 2017 04:39 PM
Mr Smith

Thanks for nothing you fucking idiot.

May 14, 2017 12:02 PM
Here's my banana

Oh, Geez, what a shit-wit.Commercial bananas are grown from culms, formed using tissue culture cloning.

Oct 24, 2017 10:45 PM
D Hall

Can't even spell SECRET. Guys a moron.

Sep 30, 2018 12:04 PM