What's wrong with banana plant

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by Betta Splendid 1, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. Betta Splendid 1Well Known MemberMember

    What's that grayish stuff on my banana plant? ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1436488615.853510.jpg

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  2. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Looks like that part of it is dying.

  3. Betta Splendid 1Well Known MemberMember

    But will the whole plant die I litterally got it like 2 days ago

  4. AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    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.
  5. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Yeah, clip off the dying leaves, expect die back when getting new plants.
  6. Betta Splendid 1Well Known MemberMember

    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
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2015
  7. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Five back? Typo or spellcheck? lol
    By die back I mean expect some leaves to die. Cut off the whole leaf.
  8. Betta Splendid 1Well Known MemberMember

    So not the stem connected to the leaf just the leaf
  9. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    I always do both. I think it's needed, not sure though.
  10. Betta Splendid 1Well Known MemberMember

  11. BluestreakflWell Known MemberMember

    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.
  12. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    No problem!
  13. Betta Splendid 1Well Known MemberMember

    So are the banna parts of the banana plants buried deep enough or not?
  14. BluestreakflWell Known MemberMember

    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.
  15. Betta Splendid 1Well Known MemberMember

    Just to be sure Bluestreakfl the banana parts aka rizomes are around 1/2 of a inch so is it still too deep.
  16. BluestreakflWell Known MemberMember

    Yep you want the top 75% of the rhizome above the gravel.
  17. Betta Splendid 1Well Known MemberMember

    Thanks when cutting the leaf will also bring some rhizome above the substrate
  18. Betta Splendid 1Well Known MemberMember

    Here's plant after trim and raise from substrate

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  19. BluestreakflWell Known MemberMember

  20. AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    Looks happier already :)

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