Plant Division : Bananas

Today I'll be sharing a closer look at plant division, with bananas, Everybody knows that bananas don't really have seeds. If you've seen them growing you'll know that they're also not woody and upright, but there are a lot of baby bananas growing around it. So we'll lift one out and take it over to our propagation station!

A great example of propagation via plant division is the banana. That banana, as you can see in the above video, makes a lot of baby bananas all around the mother plant. In order to make new bananas you just dig up these babies. To propagate I'll take a stand-alone baby with a nice big clump of root on it. Leave this whole root together and  plant it fairly deep in the soil. I prefer to to  transplant these directly at a favourable time of day and year, rather than plant them in the nursery. However if you would like to get them started big pots or bags with the soil, you can totally do it. Otherwise you could have it in the greenhouse where you plant them closely together and give them a lot of care until they really take off. That's all there is to it!

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