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Old 12-04-2010, 01:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Leaf/stem issues on indoor large bananas

My banana's were 9ft or more when I had to bring them inside. I cut them down to about 5 ft to allow for the 9ft ceiling I have. 2 of the 4 have come back just fine but the other 2 have some issues with the leaves. The leaf stem doesn't fully emerge from the main stem before the next leaf comes out. It makes the leaves bunch up and tear and then the stem of the leaf quits emerging. See the pics below. Is there something I can do about this or is this a problem that will solve itself once they go back outside? All of the plants are in 24" pots misted daily with a pump sprayer, temp is 72 with about 60% humidity. They get natural light from a window with supplemental light from a 6 bulb t-5 unit (6500k), a 200 watt compact florescent (6500k) and a 400 watt metal Halide (10,000k).

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