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Old 07-30-2017, 01:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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im wanting to try growing bananas in containers, outside of the super dwarf cavandish what other variaties can be grown in containers that will actually fruit? and will 25 to 30 gallons be big enough
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LLogee's has a cool plant called dwarf lady finger. I had one bit I fed it to the grubs by mistake.
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I would go with a raja puri! They would do great in a large pot and still stay short. 6-7'. Make sure you get the real one though! Most raja puri owners do not have the real raja puri!

Others to think about dwarf namwa, or FHIA-01 Goldfinger, or gran nain maybe. In your location just about any! I would stick to dwarfs though!
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can i transfer one i have in the ground back into a container?
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where you are why would want to do that.?
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simply because the plant seems to be struggling
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simply because the plant seems to be struggling
Please post picture of you plant. Container grow plants are much more difficult than in-ground plants for most people. Also, tell us about your fertilizer program, type and how often and watering.

But try misting your plant (not the ground) daily and folar feeding a weak fertilizer once a week. If the there is an immediate improvement, let us know. This wont hurt the plant and without pictures & other info we can't give much more help.
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can you post pics? some one here may be able to help.
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i wish i could but have no camera and no cell, as for the plants the leaves seem to be yellowing up top and the new leaves have came out kinda bent to the point they wont unfurl, i use a 6 2 12 fertilizer once a month and water 2 times a week,
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i wish i could but have no camera and no cell, as for the plants the leaves seem to be yellowing up top and the new leaves have came out kinda bent to the point they wont unfurl, i use a 6 2 12 fertilizer once a month and water 2 times a week,
How big are the plants and how much fertilizer are you applying?
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Sounds alkaline to me. Thick heavy mulch.
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yep i think i put to much mulch, i used eucalyptus mulch not sure i should have
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I meant more mulch if alkaline. Sorry for my wording. Bio active mulch is better than conventional.
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where can you get bio active mulch
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Tree company chips, grass clippings, and leaves are your best biodynamic resources. It feeds beneficial fungus, microbes, and millipedes and in most cases should benefit greatly.
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Especially leaves. The old 3-4 year old forest floor ones are the absolute best mulch/top dressing you can find in my opinion!
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