Posted 9M ago by @Blau_Ozean

Soooo how does one not kill a banana tree?

6ft to light, indirect
6” pot with drainage
Last watered 6 months ago

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Banana Trees can be tough!

Is this a current photo? If not can you post a few?

Can you describe the symptoms when it starts to do badly?
@TruthfulApricot it’s current; I just picked it up.

It’s a baby off a mother plant.
@TruthfulApricot just trying to be proactive so I don’t murder her 🀣🀣
Got it! One important thing is light. They need at least 6 hours of direct light. Can you get it closer to that window? Do you have the grow light turned up as high as it goes?
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@TruthfulApricot it’s in an ikea cabinet with Barrina T5 lights since I got back from picking it up right before a meeting. I’ll get it in front of my west window that gets lots of afternoon sun where I keep my palms and they have a humidifier.
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@Blau_Ozean Great! It needs that western exposure. Also, don’t just water based on a general recommendation such as watering every 6th day. That’s a great start, but it’s no substitute for your own observations. I suggest investing in a moisture meter and checking it every day or two. You can also just stick a finger into the dirt and water it if the top 1/2 to 1 inch of soil is dry. In the summer it will probably need watering every 2 or 3 days. Do check it frequently, though, because you don’t want to overwater either.