Musa acuminata turning black

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Marmyshka

Musa acuminata turning black

Post by Marmyshka » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:01 am

Hello,
My banana plants have recently started to turn black (please see pictures attached). I am not sure if i over watered them or they have some sort of fungal infection or they are supposed to be like that icon_scratch they are about 6 months old and i have grown then from seed. Could someone shed some light for me pls? All leaves still look healthy apart from one plant where leaves started to turn slightly yeallow. They are planted in cacti soil (read online they need soil that drains quickly). Any help or advise would be much appreciated! Its first year of growing so i am still learning :D
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Musa acuminata turning black

Post by tatter » Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:43 pm

i don't see a problem here the pseudostem of Bananas and in particular this one are mottled black or brown .The lower leaf being yellow is also common and not a problem. It is almost impossible to overwater a banana whilst it is in growing season. What do you intend to do with it over winter ? icon_scratch icon_thumleft
Jim
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Musa acuminata turning black

Post by Marmyshka » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:01 am

Thanks for responding :) i was planning on keeping them on my window sill although there might be a bit of a draft so maybe dining table :) could i also ask how often i would need to repot them? They are about 40cm in height and i am currently keeping them in 14 cm pot. thanks again :)

Marina

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Musa acuminata turning black

Post by tatter » Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:45 pm

Hi Marina
I always find that roots growing out of bottom of pot ia a good sign it needs repotting.
Jim
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