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Old 06-07-2019, 11:59 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Default Re: Nana super slow after roots dried out over winter

The pups/corms/corm callous are all in WET (from rain) potting soil, and the mother (5ft pseudo) is in dry potting soil in the garage. Are you saying I should plant them all in sand? I checked the Miracle Grow potting mix today after much rain, and it seemed very dry inside (AKA well-draining). I usually plant with potting mix/sand/pearlite/native dirt but got lazy. Should I do this for them, even if the potting mix seemed fairly dry in full rain? I really don't want to lose them as i paid a lot for the mother corm. The mother corm currently has no callous or dead roots.. no rot anymore... only the exposed fresh corm after cutting/soaking. I soaked it in low quantity bleach in water for 30 mins and not the mama plant is in dry potting mix in the garage. The children are in wet potting mix. I soaked them in the same mixture. Usually with nanas they heal (in my experience), but i paid $150 for the mother corm last year and can't afford to lose it. The babies are backups but are you saying I still need to redo the soil? The potting mix seemed fairly dry after major rain, but I can't take chances. I seemed to drain better than the potting mix from Brian's botanicals and from Ken's nursery. My kudzu is doing fine after all the rain in those same mixtures, consisting mostly of bark chips ("tree/shrub mixture") as Brian's and Ken's. I just don't want to lose anything and now I'm utterly paranoid haha just want the plants to survive. And about the kudzu... I know... but it's only going to be a bonsai so no worries lol I won't plant it anywhere except your backyard! All jokes aside, I just want what's best for my plants. Thank you for any help!
Growing: Ensete ventricosum 'maurelli', Musa balbisiana 'Thai Black', bordelon, basjoo, Dwarf Cavendish, Dwarf Orinoco, itinerans var. itinerans, lasiocarpa, orinoco (tall), saba, Siam Ruby, sikkimensis 'Red Tiger', TaNee, zebrina, and zebrina var. gran nain.

Seeking: Musa Itinerans var. xishuanbannaensis, French Red Plantain, Peekeli, and Ensete ventricosum.

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