Growing Ornamental Bananas

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While ornamental banana plants don't produce edible fruit they can add a tropical feel to your garden. Some of these plants are also quite hardy and can be grown outdoors in cooler climates, whereas others will not tolerate frost. This is a page about growing ornamental bananas.


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Whether ornamental or not, all banana plants will produce flowers, and they can mature to fruit. I grew one that gave me sweet "apple" bananas. Just realize that once your tree flowers, it will die, but they produce suckers or "pups" that will take their place. If not maintained, they will take over a space, so be prepared. My oranmental banana plant came from Home Depot and I created a tropical micro climate for it. Good luck!

Source: Personal experience.

By Maile from Onalaska, WA

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November 12, 2015

I am hoping someone can please answer a few of my questions. I never had a Red Rowe banana tree before. I live in the mid-west so it's in for the winter. I have it in a huge container and it did well in the corner of my front porch over the summer.


Now that it's inside it has lost all the bottom leaves and of course it's growth has slowed. Can I propagate this plant and if so, how or is it best to leave it alone thru winter? Also, will it survive in low light? Thank you :)


November 15, 20150 found this helpful

I think you will find interesting videos and information given by the Midwest Bananas Farms on youtube, the place is 40 miles northeast of Cincinnati, Ohio and there are pictures of their banana trees in the snow.

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Can you grow ornamental bananas in western Washington? I would love to have these in my yard, but I am not sure if they would last through the winter here. Has anyone had any luck growing them? Any advice?


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May 16, 2020

This beautiful purple flower is a banana tree bloom. They form at the end of the fruit clusters. In South-East Asian cuisines they are eaten raw or cooked in salads, soups, and curries.

A banana tree with bunches of banana fruit.

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