Dwarf Banana Tree - Knowledgebase Question

Susanville, CA
Question by cnrbull
June 20, 1999
I have a dwarf banana tree. Lately it started crying. It has water drops on the leaves and on top where the leaves develop. What is causing this?

Answer from NGA
June 20, 1999


Root pressure is causing the water droplets you find. The technical term is guttation. It's a natural process and nothing to be concerned about. It just means that the roots are taking up more water than the plant tissues need and the excess is being pushed out through special pores in the leaf edges.

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