Musa bulbs (banana plants) grow well in temperatures around 65 degrees F. They are ornamental and seldom produce edible bananas. Partial shade and well-drained soil produces the best plant growth. Musa bulbs mature into plants reaching 12 to 18 feet in height, so allow plenty of space when choosing a landscaping location.
Break up the ground and dirt 8 inches deep with the garden till. Clear the area of rocks, sticks, grass and weeds. Preparing the area gives the musa bulbs plenty of growing room. Plan on planting bulbs 3 feet apart when determining how much space to till.
Mix one part sand and one part peat into the soil with a gardening hoe. Adding sand and peat improves the soil drainage.
Dig a hole twice the size of each musa bulb. Place the bulb into each hole as you dig. Cover the bulb with 1 inch of dirt.
Water the ground until it is moist but not saturated. Too much water can cause the musa bulbs to rot.