The banana plant is a heavy feeder. Other Nutrients For Banana Plant The other nutrients needed for the banana production are phosphorus, magnesium, boron and sulfur. I was using a foliar spray for my nanners made of calcium nitrate, and epsom salt (magnesium sulfate)mixed together to save time, and to avoid my normal fertilizer spraying days to not overdo it. Then we hope you will join the community. If the leaves are yellowing or reddish pink and the main stem is thin, it means the plant needs more nitrogen. Receive all three issues from Volume 1 of Bananas Magazine with your membership: The most chatters online in one day was 17, 09-06-2009. Was An interesting chemistry lesson for me. You need to fertilize your banana tree frequently as the roots of the tree are shallow to avoid nutrients of getting washed away. Thanked 1,288 Times in 613 Posts. Potassium (K) is the most important plant nutrient in banana production due to the very high potassium content in the banana fruit, banana peels and banana leaves. Apply potassium throughout the growth period, smaller amount at the early stage, then in month before and after flowering. The form of nitrogen (N) either ammonium (NH 4 +) or nitrate (NO 3-), plays an important role when choosing the right fertilizer for Nutrigation of banana plants. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more. Potassium is needed to produce larger size and tasty bananas. Umm, just to test this, I am leaving the mixed solution out overnight to make sure its not cloudy tomorrow lol. I forgot to mention that another way to prevent precipitation is to replace the calcium nitrate with a chelated form of calcium. Are you a banana plant enthusiast? It is recommended to feed your banana tree with fertilizer regularly to get bigger bananas. Enter a value for either Pounds or Kilograms, and the other will update automatically. I base this on theory rather than personal experience. I would be surprised if the following formed a precipitate with magnesium sulfate: This forum is an area where you may discuss the soil to grow banana plants in, as well as soil additives such as teas, composts, manures, fertilizers and related topics. My sprayer started clogging up and upon investigating, the water inside was cloudy with flakes of white material. Calcium nitrate fertilizer is the only water soluble source of calcium available for plants. Ensure that no fertilizer is touching directly against the trunk. Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1. The leaf and soil analysis can be used to determine the amount of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Thanked 567 Times in 226 Posts. Interestingly though, after experimenting, I figured out if you mix each chemical separately with water till completely dissolved, then mix the two solutions together, the reaction does not appear to happen, so you still have magnesium, and calcium that is useful to the plants. Subscribe to Garden Tricks YouTube Channel, Banana Ripening: Principals and Practice, Propagating Curry Leaves From Stem Cuttings. I was using a foliar spray for my nanners made of calcium nitrate, and epsom salt (magnesium sulfate)mixed together to save time, and to avoid my normal fertilizer spraying days to not overdo it. I bet they all have a powdery residue on them tomorrow. What is calcium nitrate? is owned and operated by fellow banana plant enthusiasts. Banana Plant Soil, Additives, and Fertilizer, Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics,, How plants interact with beneficial microbes in the soil, I finally figured out how to produce big fruit on Nam Wah. In a phosphorus deficient banana plant, the leaves will turn yellow at their margins, purple spots on the leaves and curling of the leaves. When plants dont have enough of a certain nutrient, pests, disease and low bearing are often the result. Apply banana fertilizer when the plant is rapidly growing. Application of lime and calcium nitrate can correct the calcium deficiency. I also feed my banana plant with potassium rich. Providing the correct amount of nutrients to your plants is crucial to their health and development. Nitrate-nitrogen (NO 3 - ) is a preferable source of nitrogen as it suppresses the uptake of chloride (Cl - ) and at the same time promotes the uptake of cations, such as: potassium (K + ), magnesium (Mg + ) and Calcium (Ca ++ ). Potassium (K), nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) fertilizers should be given to the roots after planting.