Indoor dwarf banana doing poorly...wilted, yellow leaves.

wendync(7b)May 2, 2013

Hey guys, so I've had a dwarf banana for maybe 8 months. It has done really well over the winter in our sun room, put out new leaves, looked great. All the sudden this past week or so, it's started looking really sad, it's leaves are drooping, and the outside 1 inch of each leaf has turned yellow--leaving the inside part of the leaf green. I'd had to tear off several dead outer leaves because they've browned.

I'm not really sure what could have changed. It gets watered(not overwatered), nothing has changed for many months as far as care. It has been very rainy and chilly here lately, but it's in the sunroom and protected---it got much colder in there over the winter than it has been lately and it had no ill effects. I'll attach a picture---what can I do to help this poor thing?

I live near Charlotte, NC. Should I put it outside?

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A couple things, are you 100% positive it's not overwatered? Bananas can easily suffer inside even when we think we're not overwatering.

Check under the leaves to see if you see any spider mites. Specks or miniature webbing. Those can do damage to bananas inside. If they are, soapy spray or similar can take care of them.

It's May now. I would definitely put it outside to put on some good growth once you are sure to have no more frosts and the nights are at least 50-55 degrees.


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