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Musa folding leaves?

Post by Johnlenham » Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:28 pm

Anyone have any suggestions as to what causes this? or is it just a side effect of the absurd heat we are experiencing right now in the UK?

I have my musa in a pot in a west facing, protected spot.
Since getting in may its sent out 5+ new leaves (one as big as my window!), its got 3 pups (one with small leaves) already, so I cant imagine its ina bad spot but the leaves have started to fold inwards and sag?

a case of more water or something else?
dont want to overwater and cause more damage if this is just the plants way of coping with the 30+ sun.


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Post by sazmo » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:29 am

I would imagine more water but that really would be a guess. Can you add pictures? (not sure if site is fixed)


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Post by tatter » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:44 am

I'm also guessing its lack of water especially as its in pot. Will probably need watering at least twice a day in this heat in a pot. Try also misting leaves (but not in sun as this will cause leaf burn).This is based on the assumption that leaves are in a upside v condition. Is the pot big enough for the plant?
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Post by JonC » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:15 am

I would agree with the above and give more water. I didn't think you could overwater a Musa Basjoo. They are greedy plants and like moist soil and lots of food. I keep mine moist and they are doing fine.


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Post by DiCasS » Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:42 pm

I wish I could take a pic of my Basjoo as the leaves on mine close up in hot weather too, just as Jim describes. It's planted in the ground and in full sun. I've just tested the soil and it's still moist from my last watering. I would imagine also, if it isn't getting enough water, it would have the same effect as well. If it's Basjoo then it's far better off in the ground if you have a spot for it.

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Post by Johnlenham » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:07 pm

Ah interesting, I knew they liked feed but was unsure of the water. It seemed to be doing really well to my limited knowledge. Ill get a photo this evening.

Its probably not in an optimal sized pot to be honest, but as its was doing so well I assumed it was actually ok. Its only after this absurd heat wave have it took abit of a dive. I haven't had an option to plant it until this weekend (can see my other thread for more info) but I was considering it now.


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Post by tracky ted » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:16 pm

Way back in 1976 when we had a heat wave I had planted out some French beans. On a very hot sunny midday I was in the garden and to my amazement all the leaves had turn with there edges facing the sun. Who told them to do that icon_scratch nature can be amazing. Perhaps some one had a word in the bananas ear :lol: :lol:


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Post by Johnlenham » Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:10 pm

Hopefully this works via my phone...
Gave it a good soaking so we'll see if it perks up.

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Post by tatter » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:21 pm

pictures not available ? icon_thumbdown
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Post by Johnlenham » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:02 pm

Managed to get em working!


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Post by DiCasS » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:51 pm

I can't see much wrong with your nanas John, they look fine. icon_thumleft

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