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Banana Repot and Pup Seperation (from rotting stem)
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I've finally got round to repotting the into a slightly larger pot (~25L, 6.5 gal) and replaced the soil with a free draining cactus mix (+ added a pebble drainage layer at the base).

The root ball showed no signs of rot or excess moisture so I just brushed off as much of the old soil I could with my fingers without damaging the roots too much.

I had to cut the main stem quite low as it was completely rotted and hard to cut back to any green part of the plant. After 3 days now its dried out a bit but still no green showing so I'm wondering if I should cut it back more? I've seen some youtube videos that keep going back until you find a solid green area but I might run out of plant to do this!

When I cut off the pups, I tried to extract some roots with them but they were not that deep and I could only get a few roots on one of them (See pictures). These 2 Pups transfered to seperate smaller pots (one with the catcus mix, one with regular potting mix as ran out) and watered in with a light houseplant fertiliser. Its been 3 days now and they are starting to droop slightly.

Any further suggestions?
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