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 > Banana Forum > Cold Hardy Bananas
The Facebook Platform
Register Photo Gallery Classifieds Wiki Chat Map Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Cold Hardy Bananas This forum is dedicated to the discussion of bananas that are able to grow and thrive in cold areas. You'll find lots of tips and discussions about keeping your bananas over the winter.


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 02-23-2010, 01:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
Location: Brampton, Ontario
Zone: Zone 5b
Name: swatikrish
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 45
BananaBucks : 26,902
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 0 Times
Was Thanked 11 Times in 4 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Musa Basjoo - fungus problem

Bananas taken indoor stopped growing

I posted earlier on how to handle the reduced growth of banana plants when taken indoor. I thought the only problem was over-watering.

But the main musa basjoo mother plant is dying due to fungus issue though the pups attached to the plant are not extremely affected by this issue.

Is there a way to save the rhizome of the basjoo plant? any cheap fungicide or any ideas?

I'm not sure if I can wait until late spring to replace the potted soil.

btw, the main SDC plant died completely due to the same fungus problem.
swatikrish is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To swatikrish

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 02-23-2010, 02:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
Nanner Time!
 
LilRaverBoi's Avatar
 
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Zone: 5
Name: Bryan
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 2,935
BananaBucks : 27,837
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 534 Times
Was Thanked 2,188 Times in 1,224 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 855 Times
Send a message via AIM to LilRaverBoi
Default Re: Musa Basjoo - fungus problem

My SDC did the same thing...stopped growing, proceeded to lose all its leaves while showing white mold on the stem. The main plant is done-for now, but it has a very healthy pup growing steadily that was completely unaffected. Not sure what the story is with that. Hopefully someone will chime in here with some info. I just kinda assume that the big plant was unable to tolerate the transition to less light and fewer hours of light per day.
__________________
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 02-23-2010, 02:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
Location: Brampton, Ontario
Zone: Zone 5b
Name: swatikrish
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 45
BananaBucks : 26,902
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 0 Times
Was Thanked 11 Times in 4 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Re: Musa Basjoo - fungus problem

Thanks LilraverBoi for your response. My SDC exactly did the same thing whatever you have mentioned. The SDC pup is growing well and it looks as if it sucked all the growth from its mother.

But the SDC pup that I planted individually in a pot is doing the same thing as the mother plant.

I'm seeing white spots in the stem of Musa Basjoo mother plant and I hope some one here will chime in on how to tackle the fungus issue.
swatikrish is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To swatikrish
Old 02-26-2010, 05:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
bananadude's Avatar
 
Location: Gladwin, Michigan
Zone: New Zone Map on the border of Zone 5-6
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 221
BananaBucks : 21,758
Feedback: 3 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 95 Times
Was Thanked 89 Times in 47 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 23 Times
Default Re: Musa Basjoo - fungus problem

Increase the air circulation around your plant(s)...the use of a ceiling fan or a box fan aides in the circulation of the air....which creates and has a drying effect, and gets rid of moist/damp areas for fungus to grow....it does not have to run 24-7!
__________________
Brian...Zone 5-6...Gladwin, Michigan

Click for Gladwin, Michigan Forecast
bananadude is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To bananadude
Old 02-27-2010, 10:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
Northern Tropics
 
sandy0225's Avatar
 
Location: Muncie, Indiana zone 5
Zone: zone 5
Name: Sandy
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,701
BananaBucks : 158,059
Feedback: 31 / 97%
Said "Thanks" 34 Times
Was Thanked 1,684 Times in 660 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 9 Times
Default Re: Musa Basjoo - fungus problem

peel off the part that has fungus. Wipe it down with mouthwash, and add a circulation fan.
__________________
Sandy Burrell



Northern Tropics Greenhouse
1501 East Fuson Road
Muncie, IN 47302
www.northerntropics.com


specializing in bananas, heirloom tomatoes and water gardening plants~
check out our new online store at our website!
sandy0225 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To sandy0225
Sponsors

Old 02-27-2010, 05:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
mushtaq86's Avatar
 
Location: HARTLEPOOL UK ENGLAND
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 381
BananaBucks : 20,717
Feedback: 1 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 177 Times
Was Thanked 213 Times in 118 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 15 Times
Default Re: Musa Basjoo - fungus problem

Quote:
Originally Posted by sandy0225 View Post
peel off the part that has fungus. Wipe it down with mouthwash, and add a circulation fan.
can any type of mouthwash be used,sandy.
mushtaq86 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To mushtaq86
Old 03-01-2010, 09:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
Uncle Fester's Avatar
 
Location: Southern Ohio
Zone: 6
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 9
BananaBucks : 2,966
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 0 Times
Was Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Re: Musa Basjoo - fungus problem

I'm by no means an expert here, in fact I'm probably more of a newbie.
Anyway..my 2 cents with experimenting as a casual novice...
A couple years ago I brought three big pots of Basjoos I had growing over the summer out on the patio in for the winter and had the same problem. I ended up purchasing a couple bottle of spray funguscide from Lowes and it seemed to do the trick very well. Just kept on top of them every couple of days until I could get them back outdoors in the spring.
My mistake was I placed the basjoos in the same room with my parrots and they like a little more humidity in the winter, probably didn't help the fungus situation that's for sure

Mouthwash is interesting....one thing I love about this site, you learn something new every time
Uncle Fester is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Uncle Fester
Old 03-02-2010, 08:40 AM   #8 (permalink)
 
Location: Brampton, Ontario
Zone: Zone 5b
Name: swatikrish
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 45
BananaBucks : 26,902
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 0 Times
Was Thanked 11 Times in 4 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Re: Musa Basjoo - fungus problem

thanks guys for all your replies, i will def. try the things you guys have advised. btw, we had a fabulous winter in Toronto. Total snow accumulation over the entire winter may be just around 50 cm in total. And its already +5 here..
swatikrish is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To swatikrish
Reply   Email this Page Email this Page






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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fungus in my Ice Cream? bananahusker Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 11 11-04-2009 08:41 AM
I have a fungus.... momoese Other Plants 17 10-16-2009 08:56 AM
fungus on banana Ambiorix Main Banana Discussion 11 10-04-2008 10:44 PM
Problem for the basjoo breeding project in Brazil Basjoofriend Main Banana Discussion 14 08-27-2008 05:56 AM
Musa sikkimensis problem? BGreen Species Bananas 2 06-06-2007 05:40 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:55 AM.





Follow us:
Twitter YouTube

All content © Bananas.org & the respective author.