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Old 08-18-2022, 11:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Healthy banana suddenly drooping

You obviously have some experience with those plants, and the fact that one is responding differently than the others, throws a bit of a wrinkle. But if I had to guess, based on the pics, it looks like the medium in that pot could be pretty heavy. When plants that seemingly maybe suffering from lack of water don't respond to watering, my first thought is rot down below.

If it were me I would remove the plant from the pot, wash the medium off of it, inspect the corm and roots looking for the beginning signs of rot, clean off any questionable spots, and re-pot it into a well draining medium.

As a default with potted, especially housebound bananas, I usually stick with a well draining mix, like succulent mix, and add perlite to make a 50/50 mixture of potting mix and perlite...but something similar is fine, as long as it is very well draining.

Then keep it in a bright area out of direct sun and don't consider watering until new signs of growth emerge.

Let us know what you find if you choose to pull it and have a look.
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