The Q&A Archives: Care of Red Abyssinian Banana

Question: I've been growing a Red Abyssinian Banana tree since it was very small
(it was a gift) It's now about (2 feet tall), in the pot that came
with it in the soil, etc. The leaves are turning yellow around the
edges. When it was small, only the lower leaves were turning, now
all of the leaves are doing it.

Answer: Denise,
That plant is either suffering from dry soil conditions or soggy wet soil conditions for an extended period of time. It may need now to be moved to the next larger size pot. This would make watering easier and give the roots room and soil to grow in. After repotting begin to feed the plant with a soluble plant food such as Miracle Gro at the label rate. This should result in new healthy growth although the old yellow leaves may not improve but could be removed in time.

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