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Video: Banana, Types And Growing In The Apartment
2023 Author: Sebastian Paterson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 20:34
- Description of the plant
- Indoor banana farming
- Types of bananas
Who among us has not dreamed of wandering through the jungle! In addition to beautifully flowering plants in the house, you want to have something that will absolutely unmistakably remind you of a tropical forest. Some of the best plants for a jungle effect are of course bananas with their huge, soft leaves.
Banana is indispensable for those who like to achieve results quickly: it grows extremely fast, and the size will inspire respect for anyone who has doubted your botanical talents until now!
Description of the plant
Musa - the Latin name of the plant - belongs to the ginger family. Anyone who has seen what banana plantations look like in Honduras should be surprised that these giant (in natural conditions) plants are actually grass, they do not even have a real stem, and what is considered to be a trunk is just formed by giant leaves a hollow tube.
Banana is a perennial herb, but you cannot keep large specimens in the house for a long time, even if you have the maximum ceiling height. Therefore, preference should be given to small-sized bananas.
Indoor banana farming
Agrotechnical techniques are simple: bananas love fatty soil, for example, clay in half with dung; annual transplant (for the summer you can plant them in the garden, if you have a bright corner protected from wind and heavy rains); very interested in lighting.
Watering is plentiful in summer, very moderate in winter and certainly from a pallet, since when watering an earthen coma from above, the base of the trunk often rots. The optimum air temperature in winter is 8-12 degrees. Of course this is a problem. And even if the house is 17-18 degrees, the plant will "tolerate".
If it is more, then only those who have premises specially equipped for such purposes - winter gardens, heated, but cool loggias or basements (certainly additionally illuminated!) - can grow it. This plant is a subtropical garden, the air humidity does not limit it.
Handle banana leaves with care as they break easily!
Most bananas can be propagated by offspring, cutting them off with a knife when transplanting.
Types of bananas
There are a great many bananas, but you should choose those that are well kept in rooms, for example, a pointed banana (Musa acominata) or a Japanese banana (M. basjoo).
The formerly very common ornamental banana, now called the Abyssinian (Musa ensete), is now singled out into its own genus, which has seven species.
The shortest banana is pink with rather long, brittle petioles. In addition, there are bananas Chinese, paradise, zebra-striped, scarlet and even sacred (M. religiosa).
A certain "average" banana reaches a height of about 2 m, and its stem is 35-40 cm in diameter. In the fifth year of life, it can bloom. The cluster of inflorescences is about a meter long. Banana is self-pollinating. The fruits are usually small, 10-15 cm long, very aromatic, tender, tasty.
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