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Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 12-12-2009, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,460
Posted By Randy4ut
Re: Whats wrong with these banana plants? Don't have a clue.

My vote is on a humidity issue... Are you running any type of humidifier?
Bananas hate dry indoor air... Humidifier really helps with spider mites also!!! Not seen a single one since bringing in...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 12-08-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,460
Posted By sunfish
Re: Whats wrong with these banana plants? Don't have a clue.

http://www.bananas.org/f356/deficiency-essential-minerals-9038.html#post89519
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 07-26-2009, 11:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,019
Posted By Ohio'sBest
Re: Indoor bananas 600W HPS, hydroponic media

Richard, are you running the bulb vertically or horizontally? HIDs are most efficient when run vertically. Run the bulb beside the plant with no reflector. A reflector will just hold in the heat....
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 07-26-2009, 04:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,019
Posted By momoese
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-07-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,350
Posted By ewitte
Re: Timeline of Fruiting for Each Strain of Banana

Thats like 10gal. Outside I'm using 45gal for the smaller and 65gal on the ice cream. Plus the ones I use automatically root prune.
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 07-02-2009, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,666
Posted By Ohio'sBest
Re: Grow lights - how long to run

Rockwool is not good at aeration. It is good for small stuff like seed sprouts and clone cuttings. A medium like lava rock with an NFT and DWC combination should work. One container for the corm and...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 06-30-2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,666
Posted By sandy0225
Re: Grow lights - how long to run

I usually run my lights for 14 hours a day. You can keep your ice cream banana, you'll just have to keep cutting it back if it gets too tall. It's not the ideal kind for your situation though--like...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 06-19-2009, 11:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,521
Posted By Richard
Re: rockwool and hydroton: increasing root aeration

Rockwool and Hydroton (a rockwool product) are two of several materials that are used in soil-less hydroponics and soil-less drip irrigation.

If you must grow indoors, then hydroponics is a good...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 06-17-2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,142
Posted By Patty in Wisc
Re: hydroton and increased drainage/root aeration

Perlite works great for airation. I mix in more at the bottom as it likes to float upward, & it lasts a long time. Coconut husk chips are good too.
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 06-17-2009, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,142
Posted By Richard
Re: hydroton and increased drainage/root aeration

Perlite is great for short-term (1-2 year) plantings. Check out the info here: PTP_2009_03_Pot_Culture (http://www.plantsthatproduce.com/column/PTP_2009_03_Pot_Culture.htm)
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 06-15-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,772
Posted By Jack Daw
Re: Cleaning up the corm

The same problem with one Cavendish, I cut it until I see green or white. That's the signal to stop.
No casaulties yet. :D
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 06-15-2009, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,772
Posted By Tog Tan
Joy Re: Cleaning up the corm

I get this problem when my 'naner pups get caught in the heat of the box shipping in. There are 2 things I normally do here;

1. Cut back till there's live tissue visible. Don't worry if this area...
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