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Old 12-31-2012, 10:31 PM   #1 
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Banana plant

Are they hard to take care of or can I just plant them in some gravel and I would good?
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:13 PM   #2 
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Dont bury the Bananas.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:19 PM   #3 
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They need a substrate and good light..at least 2 watts per gallon in the 6500k area. They're definitely not easy and they are not a low light plant. I'm also not sure how well they'd do in very hard water with high ph... they prefer very soft water.

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They are native here.
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I love banana root plants. I had one years ago and it did great, but that was then. I haven't had one in years.
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If the leaf reaches the surface. The other leaves die.
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:17 PM   #7 
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my banana's all do great in low light. They are actually some of my hardiest plants. Were much better off during my furan-2 treatment than my anarchis was, and anarchis is supposed to be like a weed.
Just take care of it like any other plant and it will do well.
Just only plant the roots and not the rhizome.

Edit:: also, Imy Kh is really high and 7.8 pH, not sure about soft water
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If the leaf reaches the surface. The other leaves die.
I have a leaf at the surface on one of my banana plants and all the leaves under are still fine. there are even new shoots growing?
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I have heard it somehow affects growth.
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