Banana tree turning yellow and wilting

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Hello All,

I bought a Banana tree that's about 3 years old it was healthy in a pot and It was doing ok until I transplanted it to the ground. It was good for about 2 weeks and then it's big huge leaves started yellowing and wilting as if it is dying. I was watering it once every 3 days, it's very hot here in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia it's 105°F. I'm worried that it is a problem with the soil, although I added my own and mixed it with the ground soil it may have a high salt content because I am very close to the sea. Should I return it back to its huge pot or what?

Please help?!!!

Posted by: reem (9 points) reem
Posted: June 30, 2014

Lindsay McMenemy commented,
Can you upload some images of the leaves and whole plant please?
over 6 years ago.


Many times yellowing of leaves indicates too much moisture. It doesn't sound like you're over watering, but perhaps your soil is not draining well.

Also, bananas like very loamy soil.
Another issue could be the soil type it's growing in now compared to the potting mix it was in. Here in the US, most potting mixes are peat based and on the acidic side. Perhaps your soil is more alkaline.

Pictures would definitely help. Also, a picture or 2 of the plant in its current environment.

Posted by: Cindy Meredith (1 point) Cindy Meredith
Posted: July 1, 2014

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