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    I bought a 2 foot variegated banana tree this spring. It's doubled in size since then. First I put it in full sun and it did great but the variegation went away, then I put it into what I consider deep shade and it never came back. I moved it in the house and I wanted to know will the low light make the variegation return or will it just etoliate? Am I not giving it some sort of micronutrients I should be?

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    Banana trees get there varigation in the higher amounts of light. In shade they will just be green. Depends on the variety though some are higher colored varigation others get no varigation. LIke my musa basjoo gets it but. MY cavendish do get nice varigation as well as my gran nain. Super dwarf really has nice color to it. So higher light gives them varigation but remember bananas are very sensitive to light changes and get sun burn really easy if you dont gradually adjust them pretty much like a nepenthes.
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    I think it's a dwarf one. why didin't it continue to have color after 2 months in full sun?

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    I am not really sure but i think that now that were getting less of light( shorter days). My cavendish had really nice color in it during peak summer and then seemed to stop also.

    heres my dwarf gran nain( 1 month ago)


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    Interesting fact I just learned yesterday:
    Bananas aren't trees, they are herbs. Weird.
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    yup..the world largest herb
    Everything is explainable. The seemingly unexplainable is but a result of our insufficient knowledge.- Hans Brewer

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    ya there really weird
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    Who'd guessed that a bana is an herb!
    Made my jaw drop.
    Lois
    Every seed that you plant ,doesn't sprout.
    Every seed that sprouts, doesn't make it to maturity.
    Every cutting that you stick doesn't grow roots.
    Every cutting that roots doesn't grow to a small plant.
    Every small plant doesn't reach maturity.


    Who needs speelcheck?

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