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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    November 30, -0001
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    It is better to add them to the compost pile, but if you don't have one, they should be shredded prior to adding them to the soil around your plants.

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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    November 30, -0001
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    This could be one of a few things: Overly dry or drought-like conditions, or the result of some type of fungal problem (there are many). First, check that the soil is not too dry and, if necessary, give the plant a good soaking. Also, check the drainage and if newly planted push down on the soil to collapse any air pockets that may be present, as these can restrict the roots from taking up water. You can normally cut away the brown or dead looking growth (should regrow once problem fixed). Treat the plant with a fungicide, like Neem oil, which will also double as an insecticide if there happen to be any pests affecting it as well.

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    Nikki on
    November 8, 2014
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  • Answered by
    shelley on
    May 6, 2015
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    A.

    It is normal for the bottom leaves of a banana tree to naturally shrivel and die as the plant grows new leaves out of its center. You may trim off the dead foliage and you may prune those dead stems that surround your tree to the ground.

    However, if you are talking about all the leaves turning brown and just not the lower ones, then this could indicate the tree has been under-watered (most likely) or over-watered. How have you been watering it?

    For more information on banana tree care, please visit the following link:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/banana/growing-cold-hardy-bananas.htm

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  • Answered by
    Heather on
    May 15, 2015
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    I would not transplant it deeper, but you may find a larger container will help with keeping it from falling over. A deeper container will allow for it to grow a deeper roots system and a wider container will add more balance to the bottom to counter the heavy top.

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  • Answered by
    Downtoearthdigs on
    June 15, 2015
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    You will need to wait and see if your plant can survive it's accident.

    Leave a leaf alone if it's intact, but trim away any ragged edges.
    New leaves will grow from the center.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/banana/indoor-banana-plant.htm

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