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Old 06-15-2009, 01:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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i have a dwarf cavendish that got real bad rot when i put him into hydroponics from soil. I cut back all the rotted roots and just recently started to cut back some portions of the corm where rot was evident. i have the plant bubbling in water with hydrogen peroxide, hydroponic nutrient and a pinch of this root growing powder all in a little mug under my grow light. i would like to know if it is ok to cut back on the corm to remove dead tissue? and since i have already done this, should i leave him bubbling in the mug? he is under my grow light and looks like he is slowly making a recovery. however, now there are no roots at all and i have removed a small portion of the corm. any suggestions? thank you.
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Old 06-15-2009, 03:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Joy Re: Cleaning up the corm

I get this problem when my 'naner pups get caught in the heat of the box shipping in. There are 2 things I normally do here;

1. Cut back till there's live tissue visible. Don't worry if this area darkens with some rot, it usually happens. You can pot it but let it be on the dry side with light watering.

2. On the other hand, if the corm is big (at least 6+ inches), I will let it rot all it wants till it stops. From this point, a new growth or two will come up. Again, I will let it be on the dry-ish side.

This crash out situation till rebound may take anything from a minimum of 6 weeks to 12 weeks. Al the best.
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I get this problem when my 'naner pups get caught in the heat of the box shipping in. There are 2 things I normally do here;

1. Cut back till there's live tissue visible. Don't worry if this area darkens with some rot, it usually happens. You can pot it but let it be on the dry side with light watering.

2. On the other hand, if the corm is big (at least 6+ inches), I will let it rot all it wants till it stops. From this point, a new growth or two will come up. Again, I will let it be on the dry-ish side.

This crash out situation till rebound may take anything from a minimum of 6 weeks to 12 weeks. Al the best.

thanks for the feedback. i just trimmed up more of the corm and cut just about all visible rot off. i am just gonna leave him be and monitor his growth. he has been trying to sprout a new leaf for over a week now, but this rot problem has caused a major set back in his development. the good thing is that if i can save him and get him to develop water roots, then i can throw him in my hydroponic bucket!!! i took some photos and will post them and keep an update as things develop.
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I get this problem when my 'naner pups get caught in the heat of the box shipping in. There are 2 things I normally do here;

1. Cut back till there's live tissue visible. Don't worry if this area darkens with some rot, it usually happens. You can pot it but let it be on the dry side with light watering.

2. On the other hand, if the corm is big (at least 6+ inches), I will let it rot all it wants till it stops. From this point, a new growth or two will come up. Again, I will let it be on the dry-ish side.

This crash out situation till rebound may take anything from a minimum of 6 weeks to 12 weeks. Al the best.
The same problem with one Cavendish, I cut it until I see green or white. That's the signal to stop.
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