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Old 05-11-2014, 11:16 PM
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AeAe banana tree - need growing tips


Hi, i,m judy from n.e. Ga.i just bought a aeae banana tree and would appreciate any growing tips you might have.
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:06 AM
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Hello!
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I sure hope you have a lot of experience growing finicky plants. This is not for beginners. Assuming that this is old hat stuff for you, then give it dappled light, very good draining soil, kept moist, and these can not take any chills.
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:32 AM
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I don't have any tips, but hello and welcome
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Old 05-12-2014, 11:20 AM
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Rich soil, plenty of water and lots of light, and they don't like cold good luck I grow bananas
also, cold is not your friend
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Old 05-12-2014, 03:10 PM
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aeae


thank you all for the tips on growing variegated banana.i am certainly going to try my best to make it survive and thrive.hope I haven,t bit off more than I can chew
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:46 PM
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Banana Trees


I have banana trees and I do absolutely nothing to them or for them. They come back every year with a vengeance lol. They get taller than my house roof. I don't even mulch them. I am in SC so your winters are probably milder than even mine. Good luck.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:26 PM
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I am in the cold North East so bananas for me up here, but welcome to Plant Swap. It is nice to have you with us. I am sure you will find a lot of banana growers here.
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Old 05-13-2014, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by nelson1045 View Post:
Hi, i,m judy from n.e. Ga.i just bought a aeae banana tree and would appreciate any growing tips you might have.
Hi Judy, Welcome, and congratulations on your new acquisition.
As I expect you already know, AeAe is one of the more cold-sensitive members of the banana family, in addition to being a special beauty. There are some bananas that I can grow in my zone 8 garden with no particular "extra" care - but sadly for me, AeAe does not fall into that catagory, I expect that you will have to over-winter your plant somewhere warm.

There is an older PlantSwap discussion that you may find interesting: (click on the link below)
Life cycle of the Ae Ae banana
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Old 05-13-2014, 04:58 PM
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I googled that banana tree, very pretty.
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