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Old 06-14-2019, 09:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Exclamation Banana Tree Growing Smaller Leaves HELP

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I have a small banana tree, it looks like a dwarf cavendish but Iím not sure. When I bought it it had some big leaves, now itís growing them smaller and smaller, but they look very green and beautiful.
It is a plant growing indoors, everything looks okay, but I donít know why itís happening? I changed the container now, I thought it could be lack of space, but if it isnít, what can I do? Iíd really like it to grow big leaves!
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Old 06-14-2019, 01:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Pictures would help. And tell us what you did to the plant after buying it.
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Thanks for the quick reply!
So when I bought it I did nothing else other than place it on the sunniest warmer place of the house. I bought it over winter.
My doggies actually ate the bigger leaves recently unfortunately, I got pissed!!!
Anyways keep that in mind while seeing the pictures. (this happened way after the leaves started growing smaller).
I also noticed the stem is kinda red. I bought it like that.
I'm also a beginner in this banana tree thing and gardening in general, please don't judge!! I'm looking forward to learn


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I don't know why the images aren't showing up but here are the links.
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1) Get it in a bright sun light location, but no direct sun light.


2) The humidity in the house is very low, due to AC, drying the leaves. These plant were grown in a green house and/or were in a shade house under a misting system. The big box store you bought it from, wet the plant down a couple of time a day. ...SO mist your plant 2 or 3 times a day in the house. Bananas can take in a large amount of water this way. Foliar feeding with miracle grow. It should show improvements soon.


3) Be sure the potting soil drys out between watering. Get and use a long stem moisture meter to check moist deep in the pot and though the pot drain holes.


4) OH ... Your pot does have drain holes doesn't it??? If not the plant will be dead in another 6 months. ... The water must drain out of the pot and the pot drain holes should be raised above the drainage.
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Thank you!!
The plant is in a bright indirect sunlight place in the house though! And yes, yes it does have good drainage!
Iíll try the misting thing, see if it does the trick!
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