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Tropical Fruits: Please help identify this problem with my musa stem!

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Granite Falls, MN

November 4, 2010
11:10 AM

Post #8194304

I am very worried about this dwarf banana plant. Is this fungus on the stem? or bacteria? Is there any remedy for this?

I have tried a fungicide on it. I have also isolated it from my other plants. But I wonder if there is any hope.

Please help!

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Keaau, HI

November 4, 2010
11:52 AM

Post #8194380

Maybe a bruise. If it doesn't look like it's spreading, it should be okay.
Granite Falls, MN

November 4, 2010
12:15 PM

Post #8194403

How would a bruise just start on the stem like that? I'm just curious. When I got the plant it was entirely green. About it spreading, it does only stay on the stem, but the oldest smallest leaves do peel away from the plant where it gets black.


Keaau, HI

November 4, 2010
1:16 PM

Post #8194509

Black staining on Banana stems is normal.
Granite Falls, MN

November 4, 2010
4:36 PM

Post #8194864

I am very glad to hear you say that black staining is normal. I admit, I have been searching out lots of photos of banana plants, hoping to see something similar. I guess I will let it be. Then I assume I don't need to isolate it from other plants?


Keaau, HI

November 4, 2010
4:58 PM

Post #8194910

I don't see any reason not to.
Dandridge, TN
(Zone 6a)

January 19, 2011
10:35 AM

Post #8319009

Looks OK to me, too. I've seen that lots of times.
Huntersville, NC
(Zone 7b)

March 1, 2011
12:57 PM

Post #8400541

Are the tips of your leaves brown?

Is that salt build up on the inside of the pot on the sides above the soil line?

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