Re: How much water for a new 25 gallon pot?
It is simple: Just like with 95% of all plants make sure you have good bottom drainage and then
pour in water until it starts coming out at the bottom of the pot. Then Stop!
If left too long the soil may become so dry, that it shrinks back from the edges of the pot, maybe
even become hygrophobic. If that is the case, the water might run right through to the bottom
without benefiting the plant. In such an event you may want to immerse a smaller pot in a water filled
container for an hour or two to permit the soil to become saturated with moisture. Of course
with a 25gallon pot that is a problem and you will have to use some patience and add small amounts
of water frequently to allow the soil to swell back to its original volume gradually.
After that just use Ivanov’s method. If you want to be sure, that your banana gets enough
water (bananas need plenty of that stuff; they originate in humid environments with lots
of monsoons), you may want to water it once every month or two ‘til it drains out at the bottom.
Last edited by Olafhenny : 07-04-2012 at 09:12 PM.