Bananas.org

Welcome to the Bananas.org forums.

You're currently viewing our message boards as a guest which gives you limited access to participate in discussions and access our other features such as our wiki and photo gallery. By joining our community, you'll have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload photos, and access many other special features. Registration is fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Go Back   Bananas.org > Other Topics > Member Introductions
The Facebook Platform
Register Photo Gallery Classifieds Wiki Chat Map Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Member Introductions This is the `tell us about yourself` category. Please make an introductory post here, let us know a little about yourself. A perfect place to break the ice.


Members currently in the chatroom: 0
The most chatters online in one day was 17, 09-06-2009.
No one is currently using the chat.

Reply   Email this Page Email this Page
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-27-2009, 02:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 2
BananaBucks : 2,293
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 1 Times
Was Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Leaning Caryota

Hi - Just joined this forum today to learn more about the bananas and possibly get some advice on my leaning caryota gigas. I'm wondering if I should just leave it or try to straighten it up. It's been in the ground about 2 years and was straight when I planted it. I'm in encinitas, so california and any ideas would be appreciated ...
marker is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To marker
The following 24 users say welcome marker to Bananas.org!
Abnshrek (12-29-2009), chong (12-28-2009), conejov (12-28-2009), CValentine (12-27-2009), Dalmatiansoap (12-29-2009), GoAngels (09-13-2010), guerich (12-29-2009), harveyc (09-10-2010), Jananas Bananas (12-27-2009), Jezebel (09-12-2010), Kelso (04-29-2012), LilRaverBoi (12-28-2009), lorax (12-27-2009), MediaHound (09-09-2010), palmtree (12-29-2009), PR-Giants (02-15-2013), Richard (12-28-2009), saltydad (12-27-2009), scottu (11-03-2014), Scuba_Dave (01-09-2010), shusui (01-01-2010), stumpy4700 (12-29-2009), sunfish (12-27-2009), Worm_Farmer (12-28-2009)

Join Bananas.org Today!

Are you a banana plant enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Bananas.org is owned and operated by fellow banana plant enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information. Receive all three issues from Volume 1 of Bananas Magazine with your membership:
   

Join Bananas.org Today! - Click Here


Sponsors

Old 12-27-2009, 03:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
Banned
 
Location: San Diego
Zone: 9-11
Name: Tony
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 18,430
BananaBucks : 360,637
Feedback: 8 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 3,210 Times
Was Thanked 20,539 Times in 7,755 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 2,716 Times
Default Re: Leaning Caryota

It should be easy enough to dig around the root ball and straighten without injury to the plant.
sunfish is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To sunfish
Said thanks:
Old 12-29-2009, 12:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
palmtree's Avatar
 
Location: New York City
Zone: 7b
Name: Alex C
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,016
BananaBucks : 79,156
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 1,492 Times
Was Thanked 1,427 Times in 644 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 103 Times
Default Re: Leaning Caryota

You can definately dig that up a little bit (make sure you dont injure the roots). Also if you want to make sure it doent happen again you can tie a rope to it and attach it to the fence. It shouldnt have the problem again once it has a nice root system.

Good luck!
__________________
Location: New York City, zone 7b
palmtree is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To palmtree
Old 12-29-2009, 12:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
Nanner Time!
 
LilRaverBoi's Avatar
 
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Zone: 5
Name: Bryan
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 2,935
BananaBucks : 80,677
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 534 Times
Was Thanked 2,233 Times in 1,241 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 855 Times
Send a message via AIM to LilRaverBoi
Default Re: Leaning Caryota

Very nice plant! I would either just tie a rope to it and force it to right it self or dig it up. But digging it up is more work and more stress on the plant, though. Welcome to the site...hope you enjoy it here!
__________________
BANANA RAVE!
Feel the beat from start to stop, dancin' and movin' from bottom to top!
lilraverboi@genxglow.com
RIP Tog Tan. We love you and will always remember you!
I'm Bryan with a Y! There is no 'I' in BRYAN!
LilRaverBoi is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To LilRaverBoi
Old 12-29-2009, 04:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
Yo BananaHead
 
Abnshrek's Avatar
 
Location: Haughton, LA
Zone: 8b, but 9b weather..
Name: Migael / Michael
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 9,491
BananaBucks : 54,543
Feedback: 45 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 10,389 Times
Was Thanked 16,357 Times in 5,195 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 2,291 Times
Default Re: Leaning Caryota

Is it being shaded by anything that it's bending to get more sun?
__________________
Click for Haughton, Louisiana Forecast

I'm a Nannerhead :^)
Abnshrek is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Abnshrek
Sponsors

Old 12-29-2009, 08:02 AM   #6 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 2
BananaBucks : 2,293
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 1 Times
Was Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Re: Leaning Caryota

Thanks for the replies! I went ahead and dug down all around it until I could get it to go upright with a rope to the fence holding it in place. I did hit a couple roots but hopefully it will forgive me. I had just never seen a picture of one of these monsters righting itself and would hate to see it go down in a big wind once it get's huge. In regards to the leaning to the sun, there's nothing shading it but I thought that maybe it was trying to grow away from the house and other palms to give itself some room. Now for some banana's around it right? Thanks all!!
marker is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To marker
Reply   Email this Page Email this Page

Previous Thread: Hello all from NC
Next Thread: Hello





Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
leaning tree banana berserker Main Banana Discussion 1 08-12-2008 08:54 AM
Leaning Banana tree Hmmm Help ? Westwood Main Banana Discussion 5 02-05-2007 10:45 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:02 PM.





Follow us:
Twitter YouTube

All content © Bananas.org & the respective author.