Even in temperate climates, you can grow bananas in your backyard. There are numerous edible and flowering types to choose from. In the northern climates, the plants must be grown in pots and brought indoors before frost hits the foliage. In South Florida, we can grow bananas easily in the garden, but the usual result of contented bananas is that they grow to a nuisance size too quickly. This can be remedied ( as you would expect me to say by now), by choosing the right varieties !
a flowering type
one of the most desired bananas
grown for fiber and flowers
a flowering species
Ping Pong banana
In most every type and species, bananas need copious amounts of water and fertilizer while in active growth. Bananas don't seem to be fussy about what type of fertilizer they get, they just need lots of it, and enough water and mulch to keep them from wilting on hot days. In the ground in warm climates, it would be difficult to overwater and over-feed these plants. Many years ago, I heard a commercial banana grower say that he placed a 50 pound bag of fertilizer next to each clump of banana stem, then turn on the water for several hours each night. It would be safe to say that he had really robust plants !
one of the better tasting varieties
(A James Bond banana? )
a foliage type