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Old 05-17-2012, 05:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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5 years ago when I bought my hourse the banana plants were 8-10 foot tall and produced fruit. Since then I am lucky to get 3-4 foot tall plants. I knew nothing about banana plants then but I am hooked and determined to figure this out. I have researched fertilizer and watering schedules with no success in plant height. Any help would be appreciated. Had a member ID them as group ABB or AAB? Not sure if that helps.
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They could have a nutrient deficiency of some sort.
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A picture would help those in the know.
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I have added a miracle grow product with nitrogen and PH lowering nutrients recently. I am afraid that I have too many plants in one are and am not sure which ones to take out. Trying to figure difference between water and sword suckers.
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They might be dying back each winter, which is normal for your zone. If that's the case, you can try protecting them next winter to save the stem height.
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sorry, guess that would help.
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Here are a few more pics, also on the other side of the yard by my palm tree there is a plant that is already 5 foot tall. Not sure what is going on. What kind of plants do they look like to you.
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That's kinda strange. usually when I plant mine after a month they gain some hight.Texas is hot during the summer I'm sure, so really water them. if not try a large container?
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That is quite a good thing that the banana plants are about 8 to 10 fits long. Generally i have seen that the banana plants are about 4 to 5 fits long. So i think that your banana plants might be much more productive.
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