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Karima
May 12, 2018 8:18 PM CST
Hi,
I have a banana plant at the front entrance with direct lightening & I recently noticed that the leaf is getting black, do you have idea on what can cause it please ?
Location : Houston TX

Thanks a lot


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Christine
May 13, 2018 7:58 AM CST
Was it recently transplanted? Is it in a well draining soil? Is the soil kept damp? Sorry for all the questions. I try to keep my nana in moist soil and have let it dry in between waterings at times, she's in full sun.
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Karima
May 13, 2018 8:12 AM CST
Christine,
Thanks for your response,
-Yes it recently transplanted( month ago)
- very well drained soil, I made sure there is enough holes ..
- let it dry before watering yes
- in full sun

FYI
I have 2 one in full sun and the other one a bit covered ( corner), the corner one no black spots but the other one fully exposed has this kind of burn, doesn't the sun is burning it maybe ? 🤔

Thanks again sweetie
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Christine
May 13, 2018 8:22 AM CST
It could be sunburned or its just recovering from transplant shock, I'd cut off the 2 dead leaves and keep an eye on her. She's a beauty so keep doing what your doing Thumbs up
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Karima
May 13, 2018 8:25 AM CST
Maybe a sunburn yes! poor nana 😅🌝🌞
I just moved it a bit from sun and I'll keep an eye on it ! Getting hot here in Houston !

Thanks again
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purpleinopp
May 14, 2018 8:01 AM CST
Is everyone sure it's a banana plant & not a Strelitzia?
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May 14, 2018 8:31 AM CST
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Calif_Sue
May 14, 2018 9:04 AM CST

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purpleinopp said:Is everyone sure it's a banana plant & not a Strelitzia?


That was my first thought, doesn't quite look like a banana to me.
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Karima
May 14, 2018 10:35 AM CST
I think you are right guys, it's bird of paradise yes! was confused since I had few months ago 2 bananas then they died with the freezing we had in Texas so I'm still saying banana since they look alike 🙈
but how about my answer ☺️, what is this black spots please ?

Thanks
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purpleinopp
May 14, 2018 12:09 PM CST
It just looks like a bit of sunburn. The plant is not in too much sun, *especially* if it's a BOP instead of banana, but those particular leaves were not adjusted to the amount, and were overwhelmed. The new ones should be bigger, better.

Are you sure your bananas died? Mine go dormant almost every winter, everything above ground dies off in the cold, then new stems grow.
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Karima
May 14, 2018 5:34 PM CST
Yes, they were s beautiful bananas they died, it was freezing and my mistake also I was watering them every 2 days almost 🤦‍♀️, they couldn't support it! So I learned from my mistake with the BOP, hope to see them grow beautifully !

Thanks purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
May 15, 2018 7:46 AM CST
Happy to share. I was a little worried about our bananas also after this past winter but new trunks are growing. Best luck!
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