Cuttings with a baby plant
Another nice thing about Baloe: if you take good care of him, he will make babies. Such a baby usually grows on the stem of your green amigo and looks like a mini banana plant next to your green amigo. Sounds cute, right? It is. You will use such a cute mini-plant as a cutting, but not before it is big enough. Otherwise the whole party will be cancelled. You can assume that the cutting has to have at least 4 to 5 leaves before you separate it from the mother plant.
To cutting or not to cutting?
Does your banana plant have a baby plant, but do you want to leave it? Of course you can, but make sure you give your green amigo some extra plant food. Be sure to follow the instructions on the packaging, because too much food can ruin your plant beauty. Growing these little plants costs energy, which the mother plant has to do without. Sometimes it even costs the mother plant so much energy that she starts to neglect herself. Sometimes they seem like people, don’t they? If you notice that your green amigo is not doing well, we advise you to remove the baby plant anyway. Even if the cutting is still too small to survive, otherwise there is a chance that your green amigo will eventually die.