Thoughts On My Banana Plant

Matt ConnerJune 17, 2014

Hey everyone! My mom gave me her Banana plant at the beginning of the season. It wasn't in the best of shape. Since taking it over it has really started growing again. I don't know much about them so I thought I would post 2 or 3 pics of it and see what you all think of it. It's not in the ground. I have it in a big pot. I water it about every other day or when the soil looks dry. I was keeping it out of direct sunlight but when the leaves started getting these dark streaks in them I thought I would try it in direct sunlight. I have noticed since then that some of the leaves look like they are getting burnt. Is this common or is this a bad thing? Where I have it at, when it rains, there is no protection from the water. Could that be a problem also? Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

This post was edited by HoosierPagan on Tue, Jun 17, 14 at 11:55

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Matt Conner

Another pic

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 11:54AM
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Matt Conner

And one more pic of the whole plant

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 11:57AM
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What you have is a Zebrina, the more sun it gets the deeper the purple. Your soil looks very dense, I would add perlite, it helps to lighten the soil and the roots breath better, I'm sure others will come along with more advice for you..

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 10:11AM
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Matt Conner

Thanks for the information. I had no clue as to what type it was. Gonna do some research on it right now

    Bookmark   June 21, 2014 at 11:56AM
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