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Old 07-15-2018, 12:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I have had my potted dwarf Cavendish for about a month. It has been thriving and giving a new leaf about once a week. It has been very hot here in south FL, and yesterday I noticed a couple of the lower leaves turning brown. Today, the damage is worse and I also now see spider mites on the leaves. I gave the entire tree a good watering, washed away some of the mites, and put it in a more shady spot. What might have gone wrong - sunburn, not enough water? How can I save my sad tree? Before and after photos:
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Old 07-15-2018, 12:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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that pot have holes in the bottom? it needs to drain.
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It does have one. Do you think it is an over-watering issue?
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It does have one. Do you think it is an over-watering issue?
over watering in pots is a common issue. I cant answer that question directly, but indirectly I can answer. to explain; all my plants spend very little time in a pot. I put them in the ground fast as I can. in good ground it is hard to over water a banana.

but in a pot, now that is a very different animal.it is very very easy to over water a banana. you need a very good draining pot first. then you need very well draining potting soil. water once a week when they are small. little more water when they get bigger. depending on the species. I know pots to be difficult.

I would start by drilling some more holes in your pot. a hardware store would carry masonary bits that would do the job with care. 3/8 would be the smallest I would go.

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If you want to see that plant 'take off' and grow put it into a 25 or 30 gal pot with a 50%/50% potting soil & perlite. Make sure there are a lot of drain holes in the bottom and round the sides. Do not put large rocks or broken pot shards in the bottom. Soil mix only!
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I have had my potted dwarf Cavendish for about a month. It has been thriving and giving a new leaf about once a week. It has been very hot here in south FL, and yesterday I noticed a couple of the lower leaves turning brown. Today, the damage is worse and I also now see spider mites on the leaves. I gave the entire tree a good watering, washed away some of the mites, and put it in a more shady spot. What might have gone wrong - sunburn, not enough water? How can I save my sad tree? Before and after photos:
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Looks like a good case of heat stress.
Containers especially ceramic hold a lot of residual heat.
Your plant has outgrown its pot so another pot might be in order.
Your on the fine line of to much heat and overwatering and fertilizing.
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The corm is stressed, definitely move it to a larger container, I have never had any luck with plants in a container, it needs space to exapand so that the corm can fully develop and provide the necessary nutrients to the crown for optimum fruit development
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