banana problems!!!!!

tristanpierson(6b)January 20, 2013

Ok so long story short my potted bananas only trunk got broke off and then it started rotting so I pulled it out and put it in a vase. I washed the dirt off and cut the rot out and now it looks decent. I also made a clean cut because the top was starting to rot after it broke. It's in a vase of water now because I'm afraid to pot it. What should I do? I've had it for 3 years and I don't want to loose it.

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arctictropical(Z4)

You can stick your banana in a plastic garbage sack with some peat moss and stick in a cool basement location until Spring, and plant it then. If you replant it now, make sure the potting soil has very good drainage. You can add sand, perlite, or whatever you like to aerate the soil. The best thing you can do for bananas during the winter is NOT overwater them. My advise would be this... buy a soil moisture meter and use it religiously. Don't water it until the soil is almost totally dry. You can kill a banana plant from overwatering very easily, but RARELY from underwatering. The banana "trunk" and roots store lots of water, so they can go a LONG time without watering. If you overwater, the roots will rot and die.

    Bookmark   January 21, 2013 at 1:32AM
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tristanpierson(6b)

Ok I will try that. I have lots of bananas and never had that happen before.

    Bookmark   January 21, 2013 at 8:44AM
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