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 > Main Banana Discussion
The Facebook Platform
Register Photo Gallery Classifieds Wiki Chat Map Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Main Banana Discussion This is where we discuss our banana collections; tips on growing bananas, tips on harvesting bananas, sharing our banana photos and stories.


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 06-03-2016, 07:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
lml
 
Name: lmk
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 6
BananaBucks : 1,624
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 6 Times
Was Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Serious help needed

I actually just joined today when I stumbled on this site looking for answers. I purchased three banana plants online and received them Tuesday (3 days ago). The dwarf cavendish did not look great upon arrival, the other two looked fine. I was hoping it would perk up after a few days but it looks worse. I potted all three the same, watered the same, and kept them inside with no direct sunlight. The 2 are fine but I have no idea what to do to help the dwarf cavendish. Just today I had to water the two that are doing fine but the soil on the cavendish is still plenty moist (not wet). I did contact the place I bought them but I'm not sure if I will hear back over the weekend and I don't know if it will last that long. Any help or tips would be greatly appreciated. [IMG]IMG_3451.JPG[/IMG]
lml is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To lml

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 06-03-2016, 08:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
sputinc7's Avatar
 
Location: Palm Bay, Florida
Zone: 9b
Name: Steve
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 1,341
BananaBucks : 40,434
Feedback: 3 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 345 Times
Was Thanked 2,255 Times in 933 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 291 Times
Default Re: Serious help needed

Give them some sun for starters... A couple hours at first, up it every couple days. Bananas love sunshine.
Your pic did not work.
__________________
If you lose your head and give up, you neither live nor win.




https://sputinc7.wixsite.com/covwc

Varieties I supposedly bought: Manzano, Cavendish, Blue Java, Sweetheart, and Gros Michel.
What it seems I actually have: Brazilian, Cavendish, Namwah, Dwarf Red, Gros Michel, Pisang Ceylon, Veinte Cohol and SH 3640, and American Goldfinger. FHIA 1, Paggi and FHIA 17... Always room for one more.
sputinc7 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To sputinc7
Said thanks:
Old 06-03-2016, 10:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
lml
 
Name: lmk
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 6
BananaBucks : 1,624
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 6 Times
Was Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Re: Serious help needed

I was following instructions that were included in the shipment which said, keep out of direct sun for a week. It has been getting filtered sunlight .
Attached Images
File Type: jpg FullSizeRender.jpg (121.6 KB, 1 views)
lml is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To lml
Said thanks:
Old 06-03-2016, 10:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
sputinc7's Avatar
 
Location: Palm Bay, Florida
Zone: 9b
Name: Steve
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 1,341
BananaBucks : 40,434
Feedback: 3 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 345 Times
Was Thanked 2,255 Times in 933 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 291 Times
Default Re: Serious help needed

Put em under a shade tree where they get an hour or two of morning sun, they need the light. They look like they will be ok, but I am no expert.
__________________
If you lose your head and give up, you neither live nor win.




https://sputinc7.wixsite.com/covwc

Varieties I supposedly bought: Manzano, Cavendish, Blue Java, Sweetheart, and Gros Michel.
What it seems I actually have: Brazilian, Cavendish, Namwah, Dwarf Red, Gros Michel, Pisang Ceylon, Veinte Cohol and SH 3640, and American Goldfinger. FHIA 1, Paggi and FHIA 17... Always room for one more.
sputinc7 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To sputinc7
Said thanks:
Old 06-03-2016, 11:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
Research Greehouse Build!
 
Tytaylor77's Avatar
 
Location: East Texas
Zone: 8b
Name: Ty
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 1,180
BananaBucks : 18,373
Feedback: 9 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 3,979 Times
Was Thanked 2,926 Times in 990 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 385 Times
Default Re: Serious help needed

I don't think light is an issue and I would wait to move the cavendish out until it's activally growing. Don't water anymore and give it a few days is what I would do. Hopefully it will push a new leaf soon.
__________________
150+ Varieties!!. See profile for list. Help me add more!
Tytaylor77 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Tytaylor77
Said thanks:
Sponsors

Old 06-04-2016, 07:54 AM   #6 (permalink)
lml
 
Name: lmk
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 6
BananaBucks : 1,624
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 6 Times
Was Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Re: Serious help needed

Thanks for the feedback. Two plants are doing great! Giving them filtered light, but keeping them indoors for now because of off and on storms and significant temperature change from inside to outdoors. The dwarf cavendish looks so very sad, the three leaves it has will definately not recover. I'm not giving up on it, hoping it will eventually send up (out) a nice new leaf! Again, thank you for your help with my first banana plants.
lml is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To lml
Said thanks:
Old 06-04-2016, 03:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
Kat2's Avatar
 
Location: Now nesting in Titusville, FL
Zone: 10A or 9B ish. Like it matters?
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 2,153
BananaBucks : 144,760
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 2,921 Times
Was Thanked 2,649 Times in 1,320 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 595 Times
Default Re: Serious help needed

Are they all DCs? I hope not. Don't give up on the DC. The main P-stem may croak but these are pupping machines; mine died but left behind 6 pups. It would help if you updated your profile to show your location. Why? Because setting a potted musa out in Anchorage, AK would be a different matter than placing one under a tree here in FL.
__________________
Kat2 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Kat2
Said thanks:
Old 06-04-2016, 04:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
sputinc7's Avatar
 
Location: Palm Bay, Florida
Zone: 9b
Name: Steve
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 1,341
BananaBucks : 40,434
Feedback: 3 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 345 Times
Was Thanked 2,255 Times in 933 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 291 Times
Default Re: Serious help needed

It looks like the Minneapolis Mn. area. I still like the outside idea, for two reasons... 1. bananas like warmth and sunshine and humidity which are most likely more abundant outside, and 2. I am thinking root rot here, and it will dry more quickly in a semi sunny location outside with breezes. Plants just seem to always do better outside, it's where they belong.
__________________
If you lose your head and give up, you neither live nor win.




https://sputinc7.wixsite.com/covwc

Varieties I supposedly bought: Manzano, Cavendish, Blue Java, Sweetheart, and Gros Michel.
What it seems I actually have: Brazilian, Cavendish, Namwah, Dwarf Red, Gros Michel, Pisang Ceylon, Veinte Cohol and SH 3640, and American Goldfinger. FHIA 1, Paggi and FHIA 17... Always room for one more.
sputinc7 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To sputinc7
Said thanks:
Old 06-04-2016, 04:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
Kat2's Avatar
 
Location: Now nesting in Titusville, FL
Zone: 10A or 9B ish. Like it matters?
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 2,153
BananaBucks : 144,760
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 2,921 Times
Was Thanked 2,649 Times in 1,320 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 595 Times
Default Re: Serious help needed

I couldn't get the map to work for me and could never see others on it either. I just did! Cool.
__________________
Kat2 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Kat2
Old 06-04-2016, 05:35 PM   #10 (permalink)
lml
 
Name: lmk
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 6
BananaBucks : 1,624
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 6 Times
Was Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Re: Serious help needed

The other two are a gran nain and a super dwarf. I'am in MN, and with the on and off showers I had them outside for a short time in the early morning sun. After a short time one of the good looking plants started to droop so I put them in sheltered light, the leaves have since perked back up. As for the ill looking dwarf cavendish, I took it out of the pot and inspected the roots. It has one long, aprox 10", root and many short ones. They are white - off white/cream colored and firm to the touch. I would assume these are not rotten. The soil is moist, not wet or soggy, and well draining. I know they are a thirsty plant, but without any healthy foliage taking up the water, I don't want to give it any more right now. Am I correct?
lml is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To lml
Old 06-04-2016, 06:58 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
Kat2's Avatar
 
Location: Now nesting in Titusville, FL
Zone: 10A or 9B ish. Like it matters?
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 2,153
BananaBucks : 144,760
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 2,921 Times
Was Thanked 2,649 Times in 1,320 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 595 Times
Default Re: Serious help needed

Since you already unpotted it, why not change out the soil for some that's entirely dry then give it a cup of water? If your soil drains well and your pots have sufficient holes, your musas would probably enjoy taking a natural shower; as long as it's warm enough outside, I'd leave the pots in filtered light or shade and try not to obsess over them. Watched pots...

BTW, I water as needed but rain seems to make all of my plants grow better. Look at some of the corms PR-Giants has sent to members and see if you can find any leaves; leaves are not necessary at the start.
__________________
Kat2 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Kat2
Said thanks:
Old 06-04-2016, 08:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
Research Greehouse Build!
 
Tytaylor77's Avatar
 
Location: East Texas
Zone: 8b
Name: Ty
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 1,180
BananaBucks : 18,373
Feedback: 9 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 3,979 Times
Was Thanked 2,926 Times in 990 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 385 Times
Default Re: Serious help needed

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kat2 View Post
Since you already unpotted it, why not change out the soil for some that's entirely dry then give it a cup of water? If your soil drains well and your pots have sufficient holes, your musas would probably enjoy taking a natural shower; as long as it's warm enough outside, I'd leave the pots in filtered light or shade and try not to obsess over them. Watched pots...

BTW, I water as needed but rain seems to make all of my plants grow better. Look at some of the corms PR-Giants has sent to members and see if you can find any leaves; leaves are not necessary at the start.
On a corm leaves doesn't matter but it's almost guaranteed if all the leaves and pstem dies on that small TC plant it will most likely die. In my experience anyway. Personally I would put it back in the 4" pot and leave it until you see growth. It will come. These TC plants are sensitive and have a corm the size of a dime or smaller. If you do repot it I would be very careful not to loose the rootball or break roots. I would not water it anymore until a new leaf pops out and try not to disturb it until the new leaf also. Sit it down and forget about it for 2-3 days and it will grow.
__________________
150+ Varieties!!. See profile for list. Help me add more!
Tytaylor77 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Tytaylor77
Said thanks:
Old 06-04-2016, 10:04 PM   #13 (permalink)
lml
 
Name: lmk
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 6
BananaBucks : 1,624
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 6 Times
Was Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Re: Serious help needed

I think I know what happened. The packing slip said 2 fertilizer sticks included with each plant shipped. I didn't see any on the two plants that look fine. When I opened the plastic wrap around the soil/roots of the 3rd plant, there were 2 aprox 2" wet rubbery things about as big around as a pencil. These must have been the fertilizer sticks. So I assume they leached way too much fertilizer to the plant and it burned the leaves. I took it out of the pot and removed the fertilizer loaded soil. Then I rinsed the roots under running water, potted in all new (fertilizer free) mix and watered with plain water. I trimmed off the two side leaves, they were beyond help, and trimmed the outer edges of the top main leaf. I wish I'd have figured this out sooner and that what I did helped. Time will tell.
lml is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To lml
Old 06-08-2016, 11:46 PM   #14 (permalink)
Been nuts, gone bananas
 
harveyc's Avatar
 
Location: Isleton, Calif
Zone: 9b
Name: Harvey
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 5,101
BananaBucks : 87,068
Feedback: 5 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 5,995 Times
Was Thanked 4,329 Times in 1,851 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 1,784 Times
Default Re: Serious help needed

I just moved this thread to the appropriate Main Banana subforum from the Site Help and Feeddback subforum (which is intended to help using the forum at bananas.org, etc., not for plant questions).
__________________
harveyc is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To harveyc
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
ID needed brod Banana Identification 16 12-31-2012 04:34 PM
Little Help Needed Tropichop Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 8 09-21-2012 12:11 AM
I.D. needed pls Mikesan Banana Identification 3 09-16-2011 01:54 PM
Help Needed marksbananas Main Banana Discussion 2 06-08-2008 10:36 AM
just what i needed xztheericzx Member Introductions 3 11-11-2007 09:52 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:17 PM.





Follow us:
Twitter YouTube

All content © Bananas.org & the respective author.