Plant bananas in a sunny location that's sheltered from
strong winds to help prevent leaf shredding. Keep moist
but in a well-drained soil.
Since bananas are tropical, they can be subject to frost
damage. If your location is particularly cold in winter,
consider using the banana as a container plant. While the
tops of the plants can be killed by heavy frost, the roots will
regenerate in spring.
1. Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball.
2. Using E.B. Stone Planting Compost, mix one part soil and
one part planting compost.
3. Place a small handful of E.B. Stone Sure Start in the bottom of the hole and
incorporate into the soil.
4. Make sure the top of the original root ball is one inch above surrounding soil.
5. Firmly tap soil to remove any air pockets.
6. Water in with Liquinox B1.
Bananas should be fertilized regularly with Grow More Super Bloomer or E.B. Stone
Hibiscus and Tropical Plant Food.
An application of Iron Supplement in late spring will correct any mineral deficiencies and an
application of E.B. Stone Sul-Po-Mag will help make them more tolerant of frost.
Bananas love water but avoid allowing them to stand in water. Keep soil moist to the
The only pruning necessary is the removal of old and dying foliage. Any frost-damaged
foliage shouldn't be removed until the danger of frost is past. Once a stem has
flowered and the fruit has been removed, that entire trunk will die and should be
removed immediately after harvest.