Those two other shoots should grow into new plants.
Jan 15, Today Andrew is removing a huge, ungainly mass of banana tree root balls that had been allowed to grow over the past nineteen to twenty years, ever since the. Apr 15, -- George ANSWER: You may want to hire a landscape maintenance company to remove the banana trees for you.
The two basic techniques are herbicides or Estimated Reading Time: 1 min. Yes, banana plants are soft and easy to cut down. Copious amounts of water are released, too.
But, I've never seen any plant resprout from its roots as vigorously as banana, except maybe grass or bamboo. Well, that's understandable because they are all monocots.
Banana and bamboo are basically huge grass plants. Mar 26, Manual removal of a banana plant can be arduous if the banana is very large.
In fact, if you do have a long-established banana plant with multiple offshoots, consider hiring a landscape company to dig out the root system with a backhoe. To tackle a smaller banana plant yourself, first cut the plant down to about 1 to 2 feet. Apr 27, Dig up the banana plant.
This is the most labor intensive part, but is the only method of removal that doesn't rely on chemicals or kerosene. Use an axe or saw and chop down the plant's stalk. Dig up the stalk's roots with a shovel or pick.