How To Divide A Banana Tree: Information On Banana Plant Splitting

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer Like most fruit trees, a banana plant sends out suckers. With grafted fruit trees, it is recommended that you prune and discard the suckers, but banana plant suckers (called “pups”) can be split from the parent plant and grown as new plants. Continue reading to learn how to divide a banana tree. Banana Plant Splitting In time, whether your banana plant is container grown or grown in ground, it will send out banana plant pups. Container grown banana plants may sucker as a sign of stress, from being pot bound, under watered or unhappy for some other reason. Sending out suckers is their way of trying to survive conditions that they are struggling in. The new pups will grow new roots that can suck up more water and nutrients for the parent plant. New pups can also begin to grow to replace a dying parent


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