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Old 04-16-2018, 01:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I wanted to get back into growing bananas, so I ordered this item from 9greenbox, thinking that I'd receive a already established plant in a 1 gallon pot. Previously, I had ordered banana plants from greenhouse publishing (which apparently turned out to be not a real blue java plant lol) that arrived about a foot tall, so I was expecting something similar.

Instead, I got a short, crowded, mass of leaves. Not sure how well the pictures show, but there's actually 3 plants in there each pushing up a new leaf. Did some damage to the leaves trying to remove all the tape they stuck to the plant as well. I contacted their customer support, but at the moment I have to deal with the cards I was dealt.

How do I save these?

I assume I will have to replant all three in separate containers. What's the best way to split them up while doing the least amount of damage? At what point should I start removing leaves?

Regardless, next time I buy plants it'll be from members on here...
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Old 04-17-2018, 01:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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They are a bit small to try and separate. I would gently remove the soil and see how large the corm is and how they are connected to each other.


Or you wait for them to grow a bit and then try what I said. Or you just plant it and remove suckers when you feel the time is best. There are many options.


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Hmmm OK, I'll leave them be for a little bit more if it isn't terribly harmful for them to start like that. If it doesn't work out I suppose I will just buy another plant since I want to pick up a dwarf namwa as well. Still would hate to lose these since I paid for them though.
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Looks like you got a three for one deal.

When I nursery shop I look for the containers which might have more than one plant or an extra pup or two.
I then grow the plant out to a larger size(maybe 3x your plants size)and knock some dirt off the root ball and using a sharp knife separate the trio.

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