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20what

New to gardening! Trying to turn my black thumb green. Tips and advice are always welcome!

Musa Tropicana

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20what

Just posted a couple days how great she was looking, and now she looks like this. A diagnostic plant app said that it has leaf rot…? So I cut all the infected leaves off, but the last nice leaf is also looking like it has rot…? Any recommendations on how to save her? 🙏🏼 Any help is much appreciated! #help #help-leaves #SaveMyPlantBaby

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brightcolours

Cut that leaf off so plant puts energy into surviving. Does it get enough light and humidity? Stick finger in soil = wet? Dry? In between?

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brightcolours

@angiecrazycatlady any advice?

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20what

@brightcolours Thank you so much! It has been inside under indirect sunlight. Our temperatures recently spiked over 100 degrees so I was trying shield it from that scorching heat. I’ve placed it by our indoor humidifier to try and help. I’ve been cutting infected leaves and it appears to keep spreading. The soil was still pretty moist under the dry surface from days ago, so I repotted it in some better draining soil and soaked the roots in a diluted peroxide mix. But it’s still spreading.

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brightcolours

I live in a subtropical climate and grow bananas in the garden 🍌 so can’t really advice you on your indoor plight. You could look through the other entries for dwarf banana and see if someone else is growing indoors and ask them?

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brightcolours

Usually you wouldn’t repot a plant when it’s under stress because it means it has to redirect energy to establishing a new root system.

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brightcolours

How did the root system look?

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brightcolours

@KariSamuel do you know anyone in the US who could help?

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ripjuju

I suggest you place it in a moist and sunny location. (Bathroom) If you don't have a naturally humid environment. Need humidity, partial sun not full. Leave it alone to recoup it will come back.

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angiecrazycatlady

Have you got it in plain soil? I always add lots of perlite to the compost and mini bark chips as it help aeration of the soil and stops root rot. They also love full sun and lots of feed and water.

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KariSamuel

@brightcolours - @treefrog44 @alysha @columbiariver @Dragon_Warrior might. I can't keep them alive!

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treefrog44

Thanks for the tag @KariSamuel mine are grown outside, no issues. Here is a helpful link @20what https://www.architecturaldigest.com/reviews/home-products/banana-plant-indoors#:~:text=On%20average%2C%20banana%20plants%20require,and%20release%20them%20when%20needed.

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20what

One of my favorites! Even though I have no idea what I’m doing and this is definitely not a plant for the desert, however, she’s keeps thriving!

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Hi Trish 👋 Thanks for posting your first photo. 👏 You can find other like-minded gardeners to follow by tapping Discover and "Popular" or "Recommended". If you need to reply to a user or just want to say "hi", simply @username an individual i.e. @teamgardentags and that person will get an alert. Finally, if you'd like guidance on getting the most out of the app, please check out our tutorial videos: www.gardentags.com/tutorials Enjoy using GT! 😃

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