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!