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
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