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Old 10-10-2018, 03:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Banana problems

Hello,

I have not been on for a LONG time, the reason being my banana, a Dwarf Cavendish, was doing fine until recently, and I need help now.

First you need to know that a few months ago, the mother plant was producing a LOT of suckers, and according to the internet, this was a sign of stress. When a new leaf was growing, it started to rot, and I looked at the plant, and the mother plant was rotting from the inside out. I dont know what happened. I thought it was best to cut it down, and keep a sucker on the original corm, and it worked. I have a new banana plant almost as big as the old one.

First off, what do you think happened that would cause it to rot from the inside? Did I do the right thing to keep the plant alive?

Second question, How long does it usually take for a Dwarf Cavendish Banana to flower? I am just curious. Its been growing strong for 3 months after the mother was cut.

Last question, What kind of fertilizer would you guys recommend for a banana plant like mine?

Any help will be appreciated,

Jared
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