How to Buy Banana Plants


Banana plants typically are found in subtropical and tropical locations of the world. All the bananas that you purchase in the store come from a particular species of banana plant. Commonly referred to as trees, banana plants are not actually trees at all. Their "trunks" are referred to as "pseudostems" and are composed of old leaf stems. Banana plants are becoming more and more popular in temperate regions of the world because of their fast growth, tropical look and ease of storage in the winter. If you desire banana plants, there are many ways to purchase them.

Step 1

Decide on the species of banana plant you want. Some banana plants are grown for the fruit they produce and some are for ornamental purposes only.

Step 2

Visit your local garden center to see what kind of banana plants they sell. If you live in a warmer part of the United States, you may run into many different types at the garden center. However if you live in a more temperate climate, you will be limited in what you can purchase at the garden center.

Step 3

Visit online growers. These growers have online websites and sell banana plants through their sites. "The Banana Tree" is a well-known online distributor of banana plants.

Step 4

Look for good deals on eBay or Craigslist. Nurseries are selling more and more items on these sites, and you can usually find great buys. You can also purchase harder-to-find varieties on these sites.

Things You'll Need

  • Transportation
  • Computer
  • Internet access


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Who Can Help

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About this Author

Robin Gonyo has been writing for several years now. She has a deep love for gardening and has spent a vast amount of time researching that subject. Previously she has written for private clients before joining Demand Studios. She hopes to share her knowledge with others through her writing.