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by KCJ on June 23, 2005 01:48 AM
Hi, I'm new to the forum (and gardening...learning as I go), and happily came across this site in a search for some answers to a few gardening problems. Specifically, at the moment I need help with my banan palm. Sadly, the leaves of our banana palm have all shredded and it appears sick. Additionally, it has one large "flower" that recently popped out, but it too, looks unhealthy. I can't spot any signs of new growth. Any advice for what I can/should do to nurse it back to health would be greatly appreciated. Someone told me they thought the flower was a sign it was dying. Any chance for me to help it restore its beauty? Thanks.
Kristen
by pattioh on June 24, 2005 12:03 PM
Hiya Kristen! [wayey]

[dunno] I can't give you any advice to help your sickly palm, but I'm sure someone here will point you in the right direction.

[flower] Welcome to the forum. [flower]

[kitty]
by weezie13 on June 24, 2005 12:22 PM
KCJ,
Welcome to The Garden Helper's Forum,
We're very glad you found us!!!!

Just so you know, I'm going to move your
post down into the HOUSE PLANT SECTION,
and I'm sure someone there will be able
to help you alot better there..

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by princessazlea on June 24, 2005 05:44 PM
Hi KCJ
Welcome to the forum [wayey]
If its flowering then the main stem will die and it won't produce anymore leaves. Is there any sign of suckers coming from around the base of the plant?
Any idea of the variety, i take it, it is growing outside? Do you have a picture?

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