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Old 05-19-2020, 08:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Dwarf Cavendish Leaf Clump


Some of you who have grown Dwarf Cavendish (Musa acuminata) before have probably bumped up against this problem.

The leaves at some point in time (probably 5 months ago, it's about 3 years old) started growing at a rate faster than the banana can grow up. That means its beginning to clump a bunch of leaves together.

Is this common? How come it's not growing much vertically? the leaves and plant itself looks very healthy, however, I read this might be a common problem for this type of banana.

Any advice?

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Old 05-22-2020, 12:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Dwarf Cavendish Leaf Clump

Are the leaf edges yellowing? It could be Banana Bunchy Top Virus. Here's a link if you want to look into it more. Bunchy top | The banana knowledge platform of the ProMusa network.
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Default Re: Dwarf Cavendish Leaf Clump

Why did you start another thread for the same problem? Not good and waste everyone's time. ... See your original thread for posted replies.. Dwarf Cavendish Leaf Clump Problem
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