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hinyizzle
Jun 5, 2020 4:12 AM CST
Hi all,

Just looking for some advice on my small banana plants as I can't find anything similar online. Yesterday I noticed that they developed these nasty looking brown-grey spots and patches focused on the leaf edges. There's two large plants potted together (with some small baby ones underneath). One plant is affected worse than the other but both are affected. You can also see the leaves are folding in.
I got them just over a month ago and repotted them together a few days after getting them, but keeping the original soil intact and just adding new soil on top and around. They've been doing great up until now, pushing out new leaves like no other, and I don't think I've been over/under watering. There's amazing light in my apartment and I have been trying to gradually acclimatise them to sunlight over the last few weeks.

I'm not sure if this is some disease/pest, or maybe a delayed response to repotting (despite keeping the original soil)? I'd rather not let it die as I was growing quite fond of it, but it really doesn't look like it's doing well Sad

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Christine
Jun 5, 2020 5:44 AM CST
Does that pot have good drainage? What type of soil did you use when you re potted? These are some questions the members need to know to help you.
A little advice Green Grin! , it's better for any plant to stay in the growers pot when you receive it so it can get acclimated to it's new surroundings. Also nana's need a lot of sun, mine spends the summers outside getting at least 8+ hours of direct sun a day.

hinyizzle
Jun 5, 2020 6:45 AM CST
Christine said:Does that pot have good drainage? What type of soil did you use when you re potted? These are some questions the members need to know to help you.
A little advice Green Grin! , it's better for any plant to stay in the growers pot when you receive it so it can get acclimated to it's new surroundings. Also nana's need a lot of sun, mine spends the summers outside getting at least 8+ hours of direct sun a day.


Drainage seems ok- when watered it does come out of the bottom fairly quickly. Soil was just general store-bought all purpose.

I started putting them outside in the sun but noticed the leaves would fold in quite dramatically so was scared that I was diving too quickly into the deep end, hence the new gradual weaning routine.
I agree with you about the potting and I normally do that, but this time my other half wanted to pot it in the new fancy rattan planters sooner Rolling my eyes.

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