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Beginner Gardening: Wat is happening to my banana plant? Pics attached

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August 19, 2013
10:13 AM

Post #9635157

Hi! Can anyone please tell me wats happening to my banana plants? Its stems are turning black and all the plants seem to be dying. There has just been one bunch of bananas in two years and that is also really small (photo attached).. Is this some disease on the stem? How do I deal with it?

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Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

August 21, 2013
5:57 AM

Post #9636987

The only things I know about growing bananas is that they like lots of organic fertilizer, and lots of water.

When I grew bananas in south Florida, it took 18 months for the plants to produce fruit.

The stems of your plants look as though they have some kind of fungus - but I'm only guessing.


(Louise) Palm Bay, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 23, 2013
11:12 PM

Post #9639715

There is a blight of bananas world wide. I read it had spread to India. If you google, you can find it in detail. Bananas are in serious trouble world wide.

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