What’s wrong with our Banana Plant?


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Hello
We’ve had this planted in our yes for just over a year. A few months back we noticed the leaves starting to droop rather quickly after coming out. Now they are drooping and turning yellow. Where it’s planted is sunny most of the day and our weather is usually warm to hot during the summer and early fall months. We have just started getting a little cooler weather this week. We water using a drip system. We thought maybe overwatering, but can’t figure out how that would be with it being outside in the ground.
Thank you for your help.
 

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What is the precipitation rate of your system? How often do you run it? Where are you? The drooping , yellow leaves sound like more of an insufficiency of water rather than overwatering, ESPECIALLY with a banana. They are known as more of a water hog than drought tolerant.
 

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Thank you.
We are in California in the East bay. We run it 1 time a day. We are going to add more heads to the system to water it more.
Thank you again.
 
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You say you have a drip system, but not sure how much water that equates to per day, but suffice it to say, it's difficult to overwater a banana plant.

What is it planted in and what type of soil?

Banana plants are heavy feeders, I have mine in very heavily mulched areas, but I've never seen one planted with rock mulching; they very much prefer organic matter.
 

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