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Macheala12
Oct 24, 2017 8:08 PM CST
I have just got a banana plant from a friend. I am not sure what type of plant it is, but some of the leaves are yellow. I am not sure what to do.
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Oct 24, 2017 8:32 PM CST
When I've had them in pots, I just cut off the yellow or ragged leaves. It's pretty normal for them to have a few yellowing leaves. They grow new ones so frequently if they are happy.
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Macheala12
Oct 25, 2017 5:45 AM CST
Ok. I will cut those back. How often should I water it?
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Christine
Oct 25, 2017 6:36 AM CST
Its a nice looking banana, I just brought mine in for the winter, try to keep it away from any heat source and cold drafts. I agree with Karen, cut off all the yellowing leaves, I only water mine every 2 weeks and then I give it a good soaking, I do not fertilize during the winter months. In the Spring plan on re-potting that baby to a much bigger pot, hopefully you can put it outside next year and watch it grow like crazy, but remember when you do put it outside DON'T put it in direct sun immediately, you must do it gradually other wise it will burn up until it acclimates. Here's my pride and joy, she's a Zebrina
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