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Old 06-09-2008, 02:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,
I am in zone 9b. It apparently seemed that Dwf. Brazilian successfully
overwintered with strawmat cold protection as the first leaf started to move
in the spring. But the speed of its growth was extremely slow in comparison
with other overwintered bananas. Although I suspected something wrong with
the plant, I waited until the temperature came up to desirable level.
However no progress was seen, and I cut the pseudostem down little by little
until I finally reached to the point the reason of the insidence was found.
As you can see from the picture, the core was dead black while the pseudo-
stem was green and solid. No insects were found.
Does anyone have a simillar experience?
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Old 06-09-2008, 08:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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looks like Rot did you check the sudo bulb
maybe it will pup before it dies
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Yes, I live in Z-6 and bring mine in for the winter. They look good all winter but every spring (2 years now) after taking them out they seem to stop leafing out. I watch for growth and get none. I have cut them back and see the same black stuff in the middle. The plant starts to push out new leaves almost immediately and now 3 weeks later it looks just fine with three leaves. It even sprouted a pup which I intend to leave in the pot this year.
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Default Re: Do you have a simillar experience?

I had it last year with my velutina.
it was looking more bad and more bad in the winter.
it didn't grow at all but it was in a 20 c room.
I cut the P-stem and I saw also that it was rot inside. now it's dead.
fortunately i have a new one
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