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Old 04-04-2017, 05:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default inside small m. velutina with black tips on leaves?

Hey all,

So I ordered myself a small m. velutina from somewhere and just wondering why on the second-to-last leaf there's a black spot that has gotten worse on the tip of leaf.

The details. It is in the pot it came in by the window of a northern exposure window in the Seattle area. It is 72 to 64 degrees inside the room it's in with humidity from 40 to 60% It is in a smaller pot with a wick and I'm sure it's impossible to over water it due to there being no perched water in the pot, but I also don't water it like crazy due to it being in northern exposure which is little light for a banana.

The only thing I can think of for the black spot is that below the windowsill it is on, there is a baseboard heater that comes on and off. I have a piece of cardboard to try to protect the windowsill plants from receiving direct flow from that heater but I just reinforced it because there were small areas where the direct heat could still get through.

Any ideas or am I worrying too much?

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Old 04-04-2017, 12:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: inside small m. velutina with black tips on leaves?

Your formsure worring way too much. We all do when first getting into bananas. By this time next year you will be stepping on pups and sacking leaves off everywhere just because they are in the wrong spot haha.

The lowest leaves always start looking bad first. I'm 99% sure it's just because it's indoors and doesn't like it. They love outdoors. So don't worry. Don't overwater and just let it grow! Have fun.
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