Welcome to the 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 > 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 06-15-2020, 07:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
Location: London, UK
Zone: 9a
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 20
BananaBucks : 1,447
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 0 Times
Was Thanked 11 Times in 7 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Self Watering Containers

Does anyone have an experience or success with using a larger self watering planter, such as Lechuza and so on? Were there any complications that arose from potting one in such a planter?
Currently own - D. Cavendish, SD. Cavendish, and a Blue Java (possible Namwa) from Thailandplant
AlbearusGoneBanana is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To AlbearusGoneBanana

Join 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. 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 Today! - Click Here


Old 06-15-2020, 08:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
Location: Cairo, Ga
Zone: 8b
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 2,365
BananaBucks : 51,068
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 1,508 Times
Was Thanked 3,797 Times in 1,766 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 382 Times
Default Re: Self Watering Containers

Banana plant roots need air! So when the pot soil mix is course & fast draining, as needed by the plants, the soil will not have the capillary ability to draw water up from the bottom of the pot. The water collecting in the pot bottom will become stagnate and promote root rot when the roots grow into it. This also explains the need for potting soil of bananas to become dry or near dry between watering's. ... The banana corm and pstem store a large amount of water for survival during drought.

So use a pot with drain holes and a very fast draining soil mix; and do not let the pot sit in the excess water drained into the saucer. Do not use a lot of peat or water absorbing additives in the potting mix. Banana plants need fresh water!

Last edited by edwmax : 06-15-2020 at 08:10 PM.
edwmax is online now   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To edwmax
Said thanks:
Reply   Email this Page Email this Page

Previous Thread: Spider Mites
Next Thread: 3 sick bananas

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Does this look like over watering to you? Want Them All Main Banana Discussion 4 08-09-2013 06:39 PM
Maybe too much watering ? guidoiltreno Main Banana Discussion 2 08-09-2010 02:15 AM
When watering possible? asacomm Main Banana Discussion 2 03-16-2009 01:53 PM
Watering Worm_Farmer Main Banana Discussion 12 11-13-2008 11:00 PM
Watering? sean Main Banana Discussion 4 08-18-2005 05:44 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:57 AM.

Follow us:
Twitter YouTube

All content © & the respective author.