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Old 08-16-2015, 10:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Everyone!

I'm a newbie banana grower from India (have several years' experience with vegetable and fruit planting in general, but new to bananas).

I recently transplanted a banana from a store-bought bag to the large pot you see in the pic. Prior to transplant, the plant was on a 5 hour train journey and got slightly bent, but I think it's fine. Why the train journey - long story

Question for all you banana-ers....the three leaves don't look too happy. Is this normal? The stem feels reasonably firm (doesn't seem to be rotting/dying from inside).

Do I need to do anything for this one to grow? I'm really really looking forward to seeing some new green!
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Old 08-16-2015, 10:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Namaste! How deep did you plant the corm? Did you add sand to the soil? If it's too deep or if the soil retains too much water, this could happen. How long ago did you plant it? Where exactly do you live? Knowing that will help us help you. If you add your location, we will know the climate where you live. Climate plays a large role in banana cultivation...
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Namaste! How deep did you plant the corm? Did you add sand to the soil? If it's too deep or if the soil retains too much water, this could happen. How long ago did you plant it? Where exactly do you live? Knowing that will help us help you. If you add your location, we will know the climate where you live. Climate plays a large role in banana cultivation...
Thanks, JP!! Namaste to you too

The soil mix is: garden soil + cow manure + compost. Soil seems moist, but not wet (both soil mix and moisture content seem to work for all other plants, so I guess will work well here too). I have not added sand....might this be an issue? I transplanted exactly a week ago.

How deep did I plant it? I'd say about 9-12 inches deep.

Climate where I live is perfect - Southern India (currently 70-90 degrees Faranheit). Winters don't drop below 60 Faranheit. Bananas are grown widely here all through the year, so climate shouldn't be an issue.

Thanks again, JP!
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Newbie here also but most of the pups that Ive transplanted,
the original leaves always die off.
New leaves will be produced at the apical meristem.
If its tissue culture on the other hand,
thats not a good sign if the leaves die off after transplantation.

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Newbie here also but most of the pups that Ive transplanted,
the original leaves always die off.
New leaves will be produced at the apical meristem.
If its tissue culture on the other hand,
thats not a good sign if the leaves die off after transplantation.

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Thanks so much, Going Bananas! This is not a tissue culture plant - it's a regular pup transplant, so am hopeful that the plant will grow new leaves.

Thanks much for your note!
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Thanks so much, Going Bananas! This is not a tissue culture plant - it's a regular pup transplant, so am hopeful that the plant will grow new leaves.

Thanks much for your note!
keep it out of full sun for about4-8 days then introduce it to full sun slowly and it should be ok. Bananas are much more hardier than most people think they are.
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Update on this - all original leaves died, and the stem died as well - or so I thought. Today, 3 days after I thought the plant was a goner, a green shoot emerged. Super happy!! Thanks, everyone!
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