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Kelowna, British Columbia, Can
JennFulks
May 29, 2018 2:58 PM CST
In the last two weeks i potted a banana plant for our deck this year. Its leaves are turning yellow and tearing. Not sure what is going on here. Any advice? Thanks!
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Name: Will Creed
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WillC
May 29, 2018 4:41 PM CST
What is your plant's history? Did you have it inside during the winter? If so, when was it first brought outside?
Will Creed
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Kelowna, British Columbia, Can
JennFulks
May 29, 2018 5:57 PM CST
I just bought it and brought it home from the store (art knapp's) two weeks ago, so not much history. It was potted right away and fertilized with miracle gro and has been outside in the back yard ever since.

Name: Will Creed
NYC
Profess plant consultant & educator
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WillC
May 29, 2018 6:39 PM CST
I suspect it was acclimated to lower light before you bought it and now the outdoor sun is burning the leaves. Keep it in shade at all times outdoors. The damaged leaves will not recover, but new leaf growth should be okay.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
www.HorticulturalHelp.com
Contact me directly at [email protected]
I now have a book available on indoor plant care
Kelowna, British Columbia, Can
JennFulks
May 29, 2018 11:34 PM CST
Thank you Will! I appreciate your help!
WillC said:I suspect it was acclimated to lower light before you bought it and now the outdoor sun is burning the leaves. Keep it in shade at all times outdoors. The damaged leaves will not recover, but new leaf growth should be okay.


Kelowna, British Columbia, Can
JennFulks
May 30, 2018 2:09 AM CST
Thank you Will! I appreciate your help!
WillC said:I suspect it was acclimated to lower light before you bought it and now the outdoor sun is burning the leaves. Keep it in shade at all times outdoors. The damaged leaves will not recover, but new leaf growth should be okay.


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