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Old 03-22-2017, 02:52 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Sand is heavy and causes the root ball to break up upon transplanting. It works but I like perlite. Perlite is light and fluffy and bananas love it. My bananas don't stay in pots long but I use 50% perlite and 50% pine bark basised potting soil to plant any banana that touches a pot. It also makes the pot super easy to lift and move around. Why lift a huge sand filled pot when perlite is better and weighs 1/10th of sand.

Also I agree with overwatering. The yellow on the bottom of the leaves does look like overwatering or root problems.
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thanks for the info! that sounds good, i will definitely try that!
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i got this banana tree from a friend and now all leaves turn yellow.
any tips on how to save it? any help is really appriciated!

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Just an observation...... from the amount of quality leaves and the symmetry of the plant you received, it was grown under lights in a better environment and the plant got too big....thats why you have it? Yes?

I know that you have received a lot of great advice....... your plant will sort itself out once you move it outside as the other members have suggested.
BUT..
The plant was not in any way deficient of any nutrients in the short amount of time you have had it.
A larger container might be in order.


Big (awesome) plants once moved inside will show displeasure fast.
And they will show it in many different ways.
For your plant it's the oldest leaves that are first to go.

Your plant is just adjusting to the new environment.
That is a nice plant you have there
I have a couple plants look like yours due to the loss of heat, light and best growing conditions.....this is normal for big plants..
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hi!

yes you are right! except for the lights. it never got artificial lights. it was always indoors. but yes it got to big for my friend and thats why i got it!

but finding a better soil for my bananas surely cant hurt. if not for this one than for my future ones!

thanks a lot for your information! i highly appriciate it!
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hi!

yes you are right! except for the lights. it never got artificial lights. it was always indoors. but yes it got to big for my friend and thats why i got it!

but finding a better soil for my bananas surely cant hurt. if not for this one than for my future ones!

thanks a lot for your information! i highly appriciate it!

This photo shows what a few hours less light per day does to your plants.
The yellowing of the lowest oldest leaves happens first and fast.

The symptoms also can be confused with many other issues.
Once the leaves become fully yellow just cut them off for a nice tidy look.
Unfortunately the great shape and symmetry will be lost for a while and your plant will be a wee bit smaller.

For some awesome potting techniques/videos go to Youtube keywords banana potting/growing.
These videos can take the mystery out of repotting a really big plant like yours.

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