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Old 09-03-2016, 09:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys, I'm new to bananas and I just noticed that my banana has two little baby bananas growing from the sides. After reading a bit about them, I know its still too early to try to separate them. My concern is that since i live in new york, I'm guessing the plant has only another month at most to be out and getting full sun. Do I just keep growing the guy as normal? Or do the babies need any special consideration? Also... do you think it needs a bigger pot now that there's potentially two more naners growing? Or can I wait until I bring it back out next year to upsize? It's a dwarf lady finger

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Old 09-03-2016, 01:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't grow any banana plants in pots, but if it would be my plant, I would leave it as is. The pups are way too tiny to separate.
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Old 09-03-2016, 06:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Leave it as is. In my experience if something goes wrong, the mother plant will die and the pups will replace her.
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Definitely leave the pups alone. If you have a larger pot, have room for it inside and can lift a heavier mass, I'd gently transplant the entire family. If not this year, then next for sure.
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I would definitely repot in the biggest pot you can find. The sooner the better.
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