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Re:Accidentally split corm-help

Posted by sweetflowers 7/WA (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 17, 06 at 14:17

Hi everyone,

I have been struggling with one and only banana plant-musa basjoo that I have had for 2 years indoors. It was doing well , giving out leaves etc when I decided to move it so it was more noticeable. It was moved to a location where it didn't get any sun. The leaves started to brown etc. I was still watering it as usual. Finally most leaves were brown and I started noticing some mushiness in the stem.First I cut it only few inches but gradually cut it down where only 6 inches of the stem was left.
I then dug it out from the pot, the corm had some mushiness too. It may have been inadvertently but I split the corm. I have now transplated those two pieces of corm-the root ball to a different pot. Added diluted root hormone to it and kept it on my kitchen window where it will receive some sunshine. I live in Seattle so right now we are devoid of sunshine most of the time.
I don't think it is going to survive but may be some of you may know if there is a possibility and what can I do.

Thank you,

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RE: Re:Accidentally split corm-help

Hopefully they'll be fine. I'd seperate them completely, clean out any gunky part and and put them in seperate pots.

Each part will likely have an eye or two on it and if there is some healthy corm left, they will grow into new plants...

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