Banana plants prefer a light, well-draining soil. To aid in drainage quality add raised areas above heavier soil to allow thin roots of banana tree to spread. Choose warmest location on your property for they need full sun; twelve hours a day is optimal. If you live in a temperate climate, your banana plants will also need protection from wind and cold. To keep growing banana plants throughout the year choose cold tolerant varieties of banana trees such as Musa Basjoo
Making banana tea is a great natural fertilizer for any plants. Simply soak the banana peels in filtered water for 3 days to a week, then pour the liquid around your plants and afterwards throw the peels in your compost bin!