how do you propagate new plants from my red banana? - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by lwtut
September 10, 2005
My other banana plants put out lots of baby bananas as suckers, my red banana is huge over 15 ft but no shoots of new plants, how do I get more plants?

Answer from NGA
September 10, 2005

Red Banana (Ensete ventricosum) does not usually produce side shoots or "pups" like other bananas tend to do. If the main shoot flowers and dies pups will then form. Commercially it is either grown from seed or propagated by digging it up and cutting through the base or corm to form two or more plants.

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