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Old 04-16-2009, 02:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I repotted my basjoo yesterday and today its all droopy. I assume this is normal?
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Old 04-16-2009, 02:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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normal water it and leave it
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Default Re: Repotted Musa Basjoo - now droopy

Only if you damaged the roots in the process. If you just transplanted them into a larger pot, without touching the roots, the leaves shouldn't droop. Also, suddenly putting the plant in a very bright sunny spot will do that to it, too.
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I repotted my basjoo yesterday and today its all droopy. I assume this is normal?
Pretend nothing's happened, ignore it and don't talk to it. It will be ok after a week or so...

Seriously diloretta, it's very normal. Just treat it as before and it will jump right back. All my seedlings look like an extreme bad hair day just after repotting. They will get back in line after a couple of days.
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OK, I'll try not to look at it. Thanks.
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Default Re: Repotted Musa Basjoo - now droopy

Dumb question to ask you, but Did you water after re-potting it? It helps to settle the soil around the roots and eliminates air pockets. Even with watering, they can still droop as Tog and Chong have said.
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Soaked it good to harden up the soil.
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Well, its been 11 days. I had to cut off 4 of its 7 leaves because they were "beyond droopy." Today the 3 that are left are getting "beyond droopy." The leaf that was coming has not done anything since the repotting except the tip is getting a little brown.

It has not been watered since it was repotted 11 days ago. Patio is wet because I washed the floor.

Do I keep hoping for this guy or is it time to start shopping?

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Let me rephrase that - soil is still damp from repotting.
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You may have too much water. What kind of soil did you use?
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I think it was Miracle Grow soil.
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Does that pot have drain holes in the bottom...maybe to much water sitting in the pot
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I use MG soil, but I fill the pot with 1/2 perlite also to ensure good drainage. MG by itself I find holds too much water.
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Default Re: Repotted Musa Basjoo - now droopy

I'm wondering if that basjoo is just embarrassed of being planted in that pot. It has a flower fresco around the top flanked with a scalloped lip and corrugated ribs. And the white with the black fleck....mmmmmmmmmmmm I don't know. She didn't even get the product label cleaned off and looks like she left her razor in the pot as well. I think it would like something in terra cotta, hyper tufa, or maybe recaimed timber.

All kidding aside with the repot and being little stressed it looks to me like maybe its getting too much sun. Just another idea to throw out there. Diloretta is it in a shady spot or how much sun is it getting. It looks a lot like a pup I pulled off one of mine last year and planted in full sun. It drooped and never took off for me.

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It's alive and growing again. Yikes, its been like 3 weeks.
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Default Re: Repotted Musa Basjoo - now droopy

Looks like there's not much room for roots to grow. I would dig it up & put more potting mix in at bottom. Does it have drain holes?
I just repotted my big IC & took it outside this weekend & all the leaves are droopy. It was rootbound in a 30 gal pot.
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u got that ice cream out side now
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those leaves are gonna stay like that but the new ones will be up thats why lots of ppl say to cut all the leaves off it will look better faster that way
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We took the IC out & repotted it 2 days ago (sun). It went from 30 gal to 65 gal (very heavy!). I tipped pot over (on tarp) & we put rootball on a dolly to cart out. Bigger pot was all ready. I cut a pup off & put it in the 30 gal pot. Here's a pic taken Sunday just a couple hours later.
Momma & separated pup:

It's planted on north side but it got the afternoon sun & it was very windy so had to be tied to inside the garage for xtra support. I put a sheet over it but wind kept blowing it off. Tied to 8ft bamboo sticks stuck in pot, to help support it.


Talk about droopy leaves!!! This pic was taken about noon today. A little transplant shock I'd say! It doesn't look like any leaves got burnt (no white spots). Thank God it's overcast today.


J, I am not cutting any leaves off even though they look bad. As long as they are GREEN they are absorbing the sun & getting that photosynthesis (sp?) it needs to grow. I read all the time to only cut leaves off when they are brown - if you want fruit. For ornamental only, then cut bad/droopy leaves off.
It's embarrassing having this in front for all to see LOL.
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that is a project just think of doing it to about 30 of them every year lol do u wheel it in the garage every night or leave it out i just bought 4 banana plants today the smallest one is 5 feet the biggest is 11 and the other 2 are around 8 i picked them up for 20 bucks each and i traded a kru for one i want to go get them out of this guys green house but not sure about the weather yet might just leave them there a few more weeks i never had gros micheal before but i read that they r cavendish and they dont like the cold my dwarf cavendishes that r in the ground now look rough it got cold one night and blackened the leaves i dont want it to happen to these if they are similar for the cold hardyness
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