The best way to Separate Banana Trees

Banana trees are tropical plants that usually develop rapidly. As they develop, they create off-shoots or “pups” under-ground around their bases. In the event the pups aren’t dug up and removed, they develop in to banana trees. When that occurs, it decreases the development of both trees as they’re vying for the nutritional elements in the soil that is same. The treatment for this particular problem is to split up the trees. Then, re-plant the off-shoot a length from the mother.

Place the shovel blade between the trees so its back-side faces the primary plant. Sink the shovel blade to the floor several inches. Move so the blade is angled toward, and is somewhat against, the off-shoot, the shovel handle.

Sink the blade of the hand shovel most of the way to the floor. Push the handle back and forth to sever the stem that attaches the off-shoot to the principal banana tree.

Dig up the corm of the banana tree off-shoot while you raise up and out the tree of the ground. The corm is the white mass that’s the root of the off-shoot. The corm has “eyes” like a potato that develop into shoots.

Plant the banana tree in the floor or in a big pot. The soil needs to be rich in humus and well-drained. Water the plant minimally at first, till it begins to increase again.

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