The Banana plant is a plant that almost everyone knows. The tropical jungle plant originally comes from Southeast Asia and Australia. Here the plant can reach a height of several meters and the plant grows bananas after a few years. Both the length and the fruits are not very common in our homes. A banana plant simply needs a lot of light and it also likes a high humidity.
Taking care of and the propagation of the Banana plant is easy. The plant grows pups next to its trunk, which makes it very easy to propagate banana plants.
- Banana plant (Musa)
- A sharp knife
- Flower pot with fresh potting soil
- Optional: plant rooting powder
Step-by-step plan for the propagation of an indoor banana plant
- To start with, clean the knife with pure alcohol or disinfectant. In this way you prevent unnecessary spreading of bacteria.
- Then dig out the mother plant. It is useful to remove the plant from its pot.
- Look carefully to see if the pup already has its own roots. Without roots it is very difficult for the cutting to survive.
- You can then probably tear the pup off the mother plant. Do this from top to bottom and try not to damage the roots.
- If the tearing doesn’t work well, you can use the knife.
- Then apply some rooting powder to the wound of the cutting and mother plant. Let the powder dry well.
- It doesn’t matter if you don’t have any rooting powder. However, powdered cuttings can speed up healing and stimulate root growth.
- After the rooting powder you can plant the cutting in a flowerpot with fresh soil.
- Plant the cutting in a spot with a lot of direct sunlight.
- Keep the potting soil continuously moist for the first few days. After about one week you will see the cutting picking up. It can happen that a cutting hangs limply after repotting.
- After about one month you can consider the cutting as a small plant. You can then keep to the same water schedule as with the mother plant.