What are the pros? Easy to grow once established
What are the cons? Difficult to germinate
This is a great plant that is well worth the extra effort of getting it to germinate. I poured boiling-hot water over the seeds and let them soak overnight before planting. Out of 10 seeds, three germinated. Within a month, one of the seedlings died (I kept them too damp), but the other two thrived and are now 5' tall with multiple stems. One is fruiting now, and it has been great fun to watch the little bananas develop. It wasn't easy to get them started, but this was a rewarding project for me and my then-little niece -- much more so than, say, growing an avocado from a pit or a pineapple from a pineapple fruit top (I've done both and neither have fruited or are likely to ever do so).
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