Growing Banana Plants Banana Trees
Temp: For best growth
above 65°F is
Light: Full sun to no less
than 30% shade. Foliage
growers should use
Soil: Good water holding
capacity is needed
Mature Height: 8-10'
Hardiness: Zone 8-9
The 'Rajapuri' is small at 6 to 8 feet tall. This
plant that originated from India is a first choice
for landscaping. The plant is totally green, has a
very thick stem and stands up very well to wind.
The leaves are wider than those of most bananas
growing up to 3 feet wide. It is the best plant to
grow in marginal areas or where a grower does
not intend to put much care into the cultivation
of bananas. The heads of fruit are of moderate
size with medium sized fruit that are very sweet.