Jess Ahearn in Hammondville, Sydney New South Wales
Nature of problem:
Banana plant is browning
Type of Plant (if known):
Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself):
Browning leaves on edges and spotted across entire leaf, turns crispy
Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type:
unsure, generic garden soil
How often do you water the plant:
1- 2 times a week
How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day:
How long since you planted it:
Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:
yes, before planting, blood and bone
Is the plant indoors or outdoors:
out doors protected from wind
Is the plant in a pot or in the ground:
Planted one month ago from pot to ground.
What other treatments have you given the plant:
I trimmed the dying leaves, placed mulch to protect it from extreme heat
Upload photo if available:
Plant was thriving in the pot, decided to plant it to give it more room to grow.
Unfortunately we have had a few weeks of very hot days since planting. I placed mulch/straw* around the plant to keep the plant from drying in the heat.
It has stopped sprouting leaves edges going brown and leaves looking spotted with brown patches that turn crispy. I cut the very dead leaves so the plant can use its energy to grow new leaves… but it doesnt seem happy.
Picture taken not long after planting as it began dying, since then.. its gotten much browner and crispy-er.
Hi Jess, it looks fine to me. Planting it during hot weather has tested it a bit, but as long as you water it copiously twice a week until Autumn weather begins, all should be fine. Don