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Old 06-06-2017, 05:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Since I fertilized two weeks ago, the leaves on my tall Orinoco, Manzano, and tall Namwah pop out super light green color and seem thinner, weak, curly and droopy then turn to a really dark nice green. Each plant is about 3-4 feet tall and I also used a foliar spray every other week.

It was is only those three and the Basjoos and small VC new leaves didn't turn light green at all. I was careful with the fertilizer amount (so I think from what other are doing here) and I'm pretty sure I didn't over do it since there is no burning. The pstems got bigger and the color of the rest of the leaves on each plant look very healthy so I thought I was on my way to proper fertilizing for my region.

I searched what could be the problem and all I found were deficiencies but I'm confused how that can be since it started after fertilizing and not before.

Now the new petiole on the tall Orinoco has snapped and it wasnt windy today that I know of. Almost seems like the leaves are too big and petioles are too long for the height or something.

It's rained good for the last 3 days too.

What do you think the issue is?

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Old 06-06-2017, 08:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Default Re: Light Green New Leaves

It has been raining a lot here also. It is just very fast growth brought on by the extra water. Mine are doing the same.
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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.
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Default Re: Light Green New Leaves

In many instances a new leaf will look like this till it hardens off.
I does not matter what your throwing at(ferts) the result is the same.
This is the PREDICTABLE part we were discussing earlier.
The leaf will sort it self out in a few days.
This is normal.
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Default Re: Light Green New Leaves

I agree with Cinci. ... Mine plants are doing the same. Within the past week we started getting plenty of rain. But for the past 2 months I've been watering my nana plants every other day and misting (not wetting the ground) the plants twice a day with the garden hose. The new yellow leafs are not so yellow and improves much faster.

I believe this is caused by lack of ground water to dissolve fertilizer and move it to the roots. A banana plant needs lots of fresh water. While watering my plants, the leaves have not been drooping and the plants have tolerated hot/dry days of low 90's much better.
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Default Re: Light Green New Leaves

Thanks for the replies! I was thinking something was wrong since they just started looking like this after I fertilized with a new fertilizer mix. Maybe I was just use to what they look like when they're not being fed enough and growing fast! I'll continue with my fertilizer schedule and application quantities.

Thanks again for all the help and advice!
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That is a great sign! Means they are growing fast! If you get yellow/lighter leaf turning to dark green after another leaf is out then your really moving along!
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