Tight maurelli leaves

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Re: Tight maurelli leaves

Post by The Codfather » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:02 am

I am far from experienced....but it looks normal... icon_scratch if any thing it looks as though it would benefit from being planted during the year and lifted during winter.
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Re: Tight maurelli leaves

Post by B19bst » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:30 am

So I don't need too cut it.

I wondered if it could be the weather as its in full sun from around 11 in the morning til 7 at night andvascits been really hot it's shot up . It's got white bloom over the leaves too. As for winter in do dig out and dry store all my ensete's.

So perhaps just feed with miriclegrow twice a week half strength and see how it goes. I have no room to place in the ground so perhaps get a bigger pot.

What do you lot think?


Re: Tight maurelli leaves

Post by Vagetarian » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:01 am

Miracle Grow is quite a good fertiliser for bananas, high in nitrogen anyway.

Could it simply be that the older leaves were a little leggy (longer leaf bases) and the new ones are growing ultra compact bases in all that sunlight?

My Super Dwarf Cav had a similar problem early this spring. The new leaves were coming out smaller and I ended up with 3 or 4 leaves all trying (but unable) to unfurl at once. I removed 1 or 2 lower leaves and pulled apart the rest of the leaf bases, effectively shortening the p-stem and widening the plant. They all unfurled a few days later.


Re: Tight maurelli leaves

Post by B19bst » Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:26 pm

Well I looked yesterday too see there was around 2-3 leaves trying to open so I have taken action. I have cut it all down. I still have around 8-10 inches of main stem but cut it flush. Is this correct as I didn't really want to cut any lower.

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Re: Tight maurelli leaves

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:09 pm

I would leave it for another leaf or two but it looks, possibly like the strangles.

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Re: Tight maurelli leaves

Post by Panama Pete » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:50 pm

Did this ever recover naturally?


Re: Tight maurelli leaves

Post by derrick » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:05 pm

The leaves look like their not fully out .Looks like strangles in early stage .I had one grow out of it .

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