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 > Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics
The Facebook Platform
Register Photo Gallery Classifieds Wiki Chat Map Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics This forum is for discussions of banana plant health topics such as coloration issues, burning, insects, pruning, transplanting, separating pups, viruses, disease, and other general banana plant health and maintenance issues.


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 06-07-2016, 08:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
faceyourfaces's Avatar
 
Location: Long Island, NY
Zone: 7a
Name: Mike
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 4
BananaBucks : 2,156
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 2 Times
Was Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Dog ran through Musa Basjoo

On Sunday my dog ran straight through my Musa basjoo, causing a large break in the psuedostem towards the bottom. Although it did not completely detach from the rest of the plant, the top was only held on by a small amount of tissue.

I attempted to remedy the break by using a few sticks as stakes and wrapping a bit of tape around the break to hold the plant upright.



Yesterday, on Monday, the plant looked exactly the same as it did on Sunday; there was no growth but no visible damage to any part of the plant besides the break in the pseudostem. But today the leaves are beginning to show damage with the newest one (on the top right in the picture below) drying out significantly.



I applied fertilizer to the dirt today and also gave it a lot of water. Is there any possibility of the break healing and growth eventually continuing normally?

Last edited by faceyourfaces : 06-07-2016 at 08:51 PM. Reason: Adjusted image sizes
faceyourfaces is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To faceyourfaces

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 06-07-2016, 08:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
Banana Plants for Trade
 
Tytaylor77's Avatar
 
Location: East Texas
Zone: 8b
Name: Ty
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 1,346
BananaBucks : 34,219
Feedback: 11 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 4,547 Times
Was Thanked 3,642 Times in 1,162 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 423 Times
Default Re: Dog ran through Musa Basjoo

Worse case you can just cut where the break in the Pstem is and it will send a new leaf from there and keep growing.
__________________
150+ Varieties!!. See profile for list. Help me add more!
Tytaylor77 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Tytaylor77
Old 06-07-2016, 09:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
faceyourfaces's Avatar
 
Location: Long Island, NY
Zone: 7a
Name: Mike
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 4
BananaBucks : 2,156
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 2 Times
Was Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Re: Dog ran through Musa Basjoo

I guess if it doesn't show any signs of recovery soon I'll resort to that. Thanks.
faceyourfaces is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To faceyourfaces
Old 06-18-2016, 12:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
faceyourfaces's Avatar
 
Location: Long Island, NY
Zone: 7a
Name: Mike
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 4
BananaBucks : 2,156
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 2 Times
Was Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Re: Dog ran through Musa Basjoo

I decided not to cut the pseudostem and see how it would recover. The new growth at the top died off and only one leaf remains (barely). I removed the tape and sticks last Saturday (June 11) and pushed the pstem a bit in to see if it has reattached. It did; the plant mended the break and can now support its own weight.

Front view:


Back view:


Top view (it is leaning out greatly toward the sun):


It appears that it is pushing out new growth on the side a little above where the break was:

(Sorry-out of focus)

Is there anything I should do or should I just leave it be?

Last edited by faceyourfaces : 06-18-2016 at 12:08 PM.
faceyourfaces is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To faceyourfaces
Old 06-18-2016, 12:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
sputinc7's Avatar
 
Location: Palm Bay, Florida
Zone: 9b
Name: Steve
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 1,394
BananaBucks : 66,937
Feedback: 3 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 352 Times
Was Thanked 2,411 Times in 970 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 295 Times
Default Re: Dog ran through Musa Basjoo

It looks like the new growth is coming out the side. I would cut the top off so it grows straight, otherwise it may cause a tipping problem when it fruits. I am not the expert here, though.
__________________
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:
Sponsors

Old 11-28-2020, 04:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
AvaMetcal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Posts: 3
BananaBucks : 116
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 0 Times
Was Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Re: Dog ran through Musa Basjoo

I was born and grew up all my childhood in the village. I often saw my grandmother beat our dog named Dicky because it was running around in the garden. At first, he just ran there marking his territory but it was not so scary, and then he started digging a lot of holes. You know, my grandmother thought that we had a mole, but then she realized who makes these holes. He destroyed a lot of different flowers and part of the crop. Thus we found out that our pet didn't have enough vitamins, that’s why he went and looked for something in the garden. We decided to order a special additive for him here https://thepetsmaster.com/best-water...or-dogs-teeth/ and a month later, he started to feel much better. I advise everyone to listen to your vet’s advice. Anyway, take my advice and pay attention to what your dog is doing, because in its behavior you can understand everything, that it feels or experiences.

Last edited by AvaMetcal : 11-29-2020 at 05:47 AM.
AvaMetcal is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To AvaMetcal
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
Musa basjoo and Musa Ice Cream in zone 7a/7b? chelseafc Member Introductions 15 10-29-2012 04:09 PM
Musa balbisiana x Musa basjoo cross Rare? cincinnana Main Banana Discussion 2 08-22-2012 10:13 AM
Change from the container in ground Musa sikkimensis, Musa basjoo, Musa acuminata ssp Raules Main Banana Discussion 31 04-13-2011 09:13 PM
Musa Basjoo & Musa Bordelon Question.... LRMunday Main Banana Discussion 1 05-26-2008 12:09 PM
Musa Basjoo and Musa sikkimensis pics lwabirds Main Banana Discussion 1 07-24-2007 06:27 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:42 AM.





Follow us:
Twitter YouTube

All content © Bananas.org & the respective author.