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bonsai elm tree leaves are falling off Mar 06, Re: Best Mulch For Banana Plants???? Joe, as I remarked in some other thread -- I've had some real problems here in San Diego with the free mulch and compost from the city greenery program. About a year ago about 1/3 of my trees needed new mulch and I used the free city product. Mulching. Banana plants require heavy mulching, which helps retain water and moisture, inhibit the growth of weeds, and acidify the soil.
When mulch breaks down, it releases nitrogen into the soil. You can use any vegetative waste, such as leaves, wood or bark chips, and even old banana leaves and the pruned off stalks of banana plant, as compost. Jan 13, Banana trees love mulch at all times of the year to protect them and insulate them from the winter’s cold and retain moisture during summer’s heat.
These tropical plants are easy to care for and once you get the hang of the low maintenance care. The best time to prune a banana tree is during the active growing season and after it bears bushleaning.barted Reading Time: 3 mins.
Sometimes, depending on the size of your banana tree, this pile of mulch may be several feet. May 09, If you live in a zone 7 (0 to 10 degrees F) to zone 5 ( to degrees F) and choose to leave your cold tolerant banana plants in the ground over winter, it is important to cover the rhizome (underground roots) with at least 1 foot of mulch.
You may also find it helpful to top the mulch with a layer of plastic for extra bushleaning.barted Reading Time: 2 mins. Mulching banana mats in the home landscape helps retain soil moisture, reduces weed problems adjacent to the tree trunk, and improves the soil near the surface.
Mulch with a 2 to 6 inch (5–15 cm) layer of bark, wood chips, or similar mulch material.