Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by Betta Splendid 1, Jul 9, 2015.
What's that grayish stuff on my banana plant? Sent from my iPad using Fish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum
Looks like that part of it is dying.
But will the whole plant die I litterally got it like 2 days ago
Looks like it's melting. How long have you had it? *ah, saw your post after I posted. It's probably melting. The old leaves aren't used to the new water parameters.
Yeah, clip off the dying leaves, expect die back when getting new plants.
What do you mean die back and if I was to cut off the dieing part do I cut off the part that one tree it would be called a branch connected to the leaf or just the leaf
Five back? Typo or spellcheck? lol By die back I mean expect some leaves to die. Cut off the whole leaf.
So not the stem connected to the leaf just the leaf
I always do both. I think it's needed, not sure though.
Ok thanks for the info Anders247
Also the Banana part needs to be at least half, but preferably 3/4 above the substrate. Its hard to get these guys to stay put initially, but eventually they will send down roots and take hold. When I trimmed mine, I tried to cut off the dying leaf/stem as close to the base as possible. Eventually as it begins to root, it will start sending up extremely long stems to the surface with lily pad like leaves, and the banana part will begin to shrink as it roots itself even further.
So are the banna parts of the banana plants buried deep enough or not?
Yours look planted too deep. The banana part needs to be 1/2 to 3/4 Above the substrate, yours looks about 3/4 buried in the picture. if the banana part is buried too deep it will rot.
Just to be sure Bluestreakfl the banana parts aka rizomes are around 1/2 of a inch so is it still too deep.
Yep you want the top 75% of the rhizome above the gravel.
Thanks when cutting the leaf will also bring some rhizome above the substrate
Here's plant after trim and raise from substrate
Looks happier already
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