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Old 05-22-2018, 07:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hi all,

The largest of my banana plants need to be repotted soon and I was looking to buy those large black buckets that are used to mix mortar in, as they are way cheaper than the large flower pots the garden centres in my neighbourhood sell. They have volumes of 65L to 95L (17 to 25 gallon) and with holes drilled in the bottom they should do fine, I reckon.

These do have a different shape than standard pots, and are generally lower but with wider diameters. Would this be fine for a musa's root system? Or is container depth the more important factor?

Here is an example of the one I'd like to go and purchase: click
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wish i could find pots like that, nanners roots usually go wider than deeper. should be at least 24in deep though,? i think would do fine.
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Thanks for the reply, scottu! The height is only about 13 or 14 inches.
I'll go and get one and see how it will do for now. If it seems to be struggling with the lack of depth, I'll go and purchase an even bigger one
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Done! I have planted my Veinte Cohol into this 24 gallon bucket. My taller Namwa is too stout and will need a deeper pot. I'll keep looking for an alternative...

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Might want to consider a rubber made or equivalent tote.

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Might want to consider a rubber made or equivalent tote.

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Thanks for the tip! The 25-gallon Roughneck seems like a good option. I'll check which ones are available here in Europe
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Done! I have planted my Veinte Cohol into this 24 gallon bucket. My taller Namwa is too stout and will need a deeper pot. I'll keep looking for an alternative...

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That is what I use....good choice.
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Just a follow up:
Today I finally released my tallest Namwa from its small container and repotted it to a new 110L / 29 gallon one. The surrounding plants kind of obsure the view but you get the picture The VC is on the left, and started pushing out its second new leaf after it stopped for a while after repotting.

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Just a follow up:
Today I finally released my tallest Namwa from its small container and repotted it to a new 110L / 29 gallon one. The surrounding plants kind of obsure the view but you get the picture The VC is on the left, and started pushing out its second new leaf after it stopped for a while after repotting.

Wow, great sucess the plants they will be large in no time.
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Because banana roots are in the form of bunches, I think you should buy a lower pot with lower diameter but larger!
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Looks perfect to me! Short and wide is perfect for Musa. How is your Hom Kreak growing?
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Looks perfect to me! Short and wide is perfect for Musa. How is your Hom Kreak growing?
Both my Hom Kreaks are doing excellent! They push out a new and healthy leaf every week. But because they are so densely packed, and the bottom leaves don't seem to die off (and their pot is kinda small) they stay really compact. Fun-sized if you will Gorgeous musa with lush deep green leaves! I'll take a few pictures when it is a bit sunnier outside. Here's a quick one;

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How is your Hom Kreak growing?
I've just updated the relevant topic: New addition to a young collection

They're doing great. Lovely plants!
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