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Old 05-19-2012, 10:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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hi, I'm a new banana plant owner! I've recently purchased two banana plants (Jamaican red and Grand Nain) from Aloha Tropicals online. When I received them in the mail they were beautiful. I transplanted them into a larger pot (around 10") a day later. I added a mixture of 3/5 cactus palm mix, 1/5 top soil, and 1/5 compose to the larger pot. I further put a half inch layer of compose at the top to mulch them. I sprinkled about a tablespoonful of 10-20-20 fertilizer and a pinch of coffee rounds. I watered them both until I saw water start to trickle out of the holes at the bottom. They are located at the sunniest part of my yard in Kapolei, Hawaii.
Today I noticed a couple of the leaves had turned brown and wilted.
What's the deal??? Too much sun?
Can anyone help?

thanks a bunch! (no pun intended)
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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could be a sun issue..you do not know if where you got them from had them in direct sun or under nursery shade...go slow not full sun for a couple of weeks...little at a time for week or two...or just under shade of other banana plant,or other large leaf plant..sun burn my guess..
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome! I'd guess it was the intense sun. Best to acclimate them to the new conditions, starting them out in shade and gradually moving them out more and more. Good luck!
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Welcome from Florida, not quite a nice as Hawaii but nice enough for us. Keep us posted and add some pics when possible.
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Hello, Welcome, & Happy Growing.. :^)
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Welcome! I look forward to more of your posts. Always interested in hearing from others in Hawaii.
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Hello and welcome from Bolton in the UK!
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hi, to everyone out there... thanks for welcoming me to banana, orig. best regards from philippines with love.
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