Return to the Banana Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Super Dwarf/Dwarf Cavendish help and ID.

Posted by zone10aridgardener (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 7, 10 at 17:52

I have what appears to be a super dwarf/dwarf cavendish. I had it out in full summer sun "phoenix, Arizona" and it almost burned to death. So I cut off all the burnt leaves. Please help me get an id, but I have no idea how to post pictures. Also what was wrong with it. I have a five foot rajapuri in full sun but it is fine. Whats am I doing wrong. The stalk of what seems to be the dwarf musa is identical to that of my rajapuri. By that I just want to clear up that it doesnt look like a pup, nor a canna.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Super Dwarf/Dwarf Cavendish help and ID.

My guess is the banana plant was never acclimated to full sun exposure. It probably spent its early life in the lush comforts of a greenhouse. You can slowly acclimate it to full sun exposure by starting it off in the shade and giving it a few minutes of sun each day.

The ugly burnt leaves will not be an issue. New leaves will sprout up in no time. Banana plants are pretty difficult to completely kill.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Banana Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here