Re: Dwarf Cavendish Leaf Clump Problem
Originally Posted by zachkoro
Some of you who have grown Dwarf Cavendish (Musa acuminata) before have probably bumped up against this problem.
The leaves at some point in time (probably 5 months ago, it's about 3 years old) started growing at a rate faster than the banana can grow up. That means its beginning to clump a bunch of leaves together.
Is this common? How come it's not growing much vertically? the leaves and plant itself looks very healthy, however, I read this might be a common problem for this type of banana.
Yes, it does happen but fruits normal non the less. Seems to happen more often on the "water sucker" plants than the "sword suckers".
Current species going:
Dwarf Cavendish first home depot purchase, Apple Mansano TC unconfirmed, Rajapuri TC unconfirmed, Gold Finger TC unconfirmed, Dwarf Namwa TC CONFRIMED, Dwarf Orinoco TC unconfirmed, Sweetheart FHIA-3 CONFIRMED, Tall Red banana CONFIRMED, Blue Java CONFIRMED, Tall Namwa CONFIRMED, Pisang Raja unconfirmed, Hua Moa unconfirmed, Dwarf Brazilian unconfirmed, High Gate unconfirmed, Dwarf Green unconfirmed, Kokopo unconfirmed, FHIA-17 CONFIRMED, Dwarf Plantain CONFIRMED.