03-24-2014, 10:48 PM
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Re: Large banana plants no roots - any advise?
If you have only half the corm and it is bigger than a walnut, you still
have a viable plant, but it changes the way I would treat it.
In this case I would indeed chop off all the leaves, but the emerging one and
the last one before that.
Sorry, I have to disagree with Migael. Here is that unjustified fear of root rot
again. (See also: What root rot? )
If the plant does not have any roots, no roots can rot.
Once the roots start growing again, they are little and need all the help they
can get. If the plant is in the ground, regular watering of the area should be
maintained. If in a pot, which has bottom drainage, water again, as soon as
the surface becomes "dryish".
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