Ask Better Homes & Gardens

Experts and BHG readers answer.

No fruit on banana tree

Live in south Florida where banana trees are all over. Mine gets sun most of the day. It is 3 years old. Not sure why there has been no fruit.
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

Bananas are heavy feeders and require a lot of moisture. A slow-release granular fertilizer would be a good idea. Also, make sure the plant gets a deep soaking once a week. Before the plant sets fruit, it will send up shoots near the base called pups. If you're seeing pups, that's a good sign that the plant will set fruit.

Community Answers


Answer this Question

Enter an Answer to this Question

500 characters left