Plants for islands within pool enclosure
I just bought a house with a great pool area with planting islands. There will be irrigation running into them soon. Currently, some of the plants include umbrella tree (appears to have mites? I see mottled yellow spots and very small patches of black web) Banana, ginger, ti, dracena, and orange bird of paradise.
The previous owner did little to maintain. I have applied Bayer 3 in 1 and some liquid micro nutrientsI have cut back the umbrellas since they were almost touching the top of the cage, and the tis and banana look leggie.It looks like a couple of stalks of the banana were cut off, but no new growth came from the cut. The stalks are about 5 ft before the leaves emerge
I want to put some black magic under the orange bird, but I need suggestions for plants that do well in pool beds. I had to cut a root of one of the umbrellas as it looked like it was going to damage or break through the pool.
The entire area gets mostly sun, even through the screen. I will continue with the tropical theme. I need suggestions for suitable plants with medium and low heights and wonder if I should remove the umbrellas and banana and start from scratch?