Description for Banana – G9, Kela
The banana is an edible fruit, botanically a berry, produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants in the genus Musa.In some countries, bananas used for cooking may be called plantains, in contrast to dessert bananas. The fruit is variable in size, color and firmness.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Japanese banana||Green, yellow, red, purple or brown when ripe||Seasonal bloomer||6 to 14 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
The banana is a perennial plant that replaces itself. Bananas do not grow from a seed but from a bulb or rhizome.
The time between planting a banana plant and the harvest of the banana bunch is from 9 to 12 months. The flower appears in the sixth or seventh month
|Full sun||Well-drained soil||Medium||56 degrees C (13 degrees C)||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Banana
- Bananas are not real trees, not even palm trees, even though they are often called banana palms. Bananas are perennial herbs. (Gingers, heliconias and bird-of-paradise flowers are distant relatives of bananas.
Typical uses of Banana
Special features: Whether grown outdoors in the landscape or indoors as a houseplant, bananas need lots of space. They are classic tropical foliage plants
Culinary use: Hot Bananas. Bananas are tropical fruits that are easily obtainable in most parts of the world, packed with flavor, loaded with nutritional value
Ornamental use: Ornamental banana trees do not produce edible fruit
Medicinal use: All parts of the banana plant have medicinal applications: the flowers in bronchitis and dysentery and on ulcers; cooked flowers are given to diabetics; the astringent plant sap in cases of hysteria, epilepsy, leprosy, fevers, hemorrhages, acute dysentery and diarrhea, and it is applied on hemorrhoids, insect and other