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Old 10-13-2008, 01:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: Leaf Damaged Plant

Originally Posted by Tog Tan View Post
Just a note from my personal experience. I germinated a bunch of old seeds of the Musa velutina and only 1 popped up. Then one day after 2 weeks, I notice the plant looked bad. I gave it a tug and it came up rootless! I thought it was gone for sure. Not wanting to throw it away, I stuck it into another small pot of soil. Guess what? Now it is a 2ft pseudostem plant with 1 pup. So what I am trying to say is, you ought to give the leafless plant a shot by keep on watering it. It should bounce back.
yea i actually removed it from the larger pot with the what i thought were spider mites and rinsed the roots very well with water and put it in a smaller pot with fresh soil. i clipped the trunk down to about where the roots started and it is all under the soil. i also chopped up the trunk and leaf and put it in the soil on the top as a layer of organic compost to hopefully give it nutrients. watered it with a little mirical grow and have it covered with a plastic top to keep the moisture level up too.

you think this will help it bounce back and how long do you think it will take? the roots looked fine by the way.
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