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I'm looking for suggestions/recommendations about what plants might be appropriate to grow beneficially with bananas.

I am in a wet sub-tropical climate with sandy soil.  Banana plants grow well here but we only get fruit from them sporadically.  Occasional freezes set them back but we still grow them as living privacy screens.
 
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Bananas are usually best  as an understory plant, under breadfruit or citrus, this is common on rural smallholdings in Jamaica.or maybe a nutmeg tree, I'm not sure how cold-hardy they are though.
 
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chicken, because bananas like the droppings.
 
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I've read sweet potato, manioc, and lily.
 
                                  
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I tried a sweet potato vine under my bananas this year. It did extremely well.  One day I'll have to dig it up and see if I get sweet potatoes or sweet potato weevils.
 
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TCLynx wrote:
I'm looking for suggestions/recommendations about what plants might be appropriate to grow beneficially with bananas.

I am in a wet sub-tropical climate with sandy soil.  Banana plants grow well here but we only get fruit from them sporadically.  Occasional freezes set them back but we still grow them as living privacy screens.


Taro, Papyas, sweet potatoe, yams..

I seem to always remember seeing wild banana plants in very marshy areas, as opposed to the rest the land on an island. Hope the info helps.
 
                                      
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Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose - combined with fiber.  A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.
 
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