Originally Posted by Vickie H.
The banana in the second picture has a pump by it and that banana took off this year. The other picture of my first banana, it is not near a pump. But then I don't want a huge banana in water.
Root rot will lead to a dead banana plant, if the dissolved oxygen levels are not enough to sustain the plant. I would make sure there is a pump near it, just use a variety like 'Super Dwarf Cavendish' if the size is a problem.