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Old 01-02-2017, 08:47 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Default Re: Sick Keikis?

You are spot on with your sunburn diagnosis. There's not much shade on my property, which is one reason I planted Bananas.

Thanks for the tip on the nutrients. I'll focus on Nitrogen for the young ones.

Originally Posted by edwmax View Post
1st picture the edges of the leaves are browning; and the tip and edge of the sword leaf is clearly browning. ... This is most likely sunburning due to being transplanted from nursery shade to full sunlight. Bananas don't like high temperature (high 90's & 100's F) & hot sun.

2nd picture shows insect damage and leaf edge browning. Again the browning is likely sunburn. And, the insect are visible on the pstem.

These plants are in the vegetative growth stage. They need Nitrogen (N) for green growth; Phosphorus (P) for root development: and potassium (K) for fruit & root growth is not critical, but should be increased as the plant nears fruiting height.

May be this reference can help a little,
Banana Plant Care for Brown Leaf Edges | Home Guides | SF Gate
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