Be careful with your Banana trees


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This is going out to anyone that has Banana plants. ....especially Sissy....since I know she has some.....Wasp love to nest on the underside of banana leaves.....I knew this, since I have taken out two other nest this year.....so I took a picture of it to show Sarah, I went on about my business watering and my hose got hung on the base of that tree.....they nailed me.....five of them before I could get away.....needless to say they hurt
 
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Thanks @Jimmy Gibson I have Banana trees also and have never noticed or even looked for the wasps on the leaves. I will keep an eye out when out near them!
 
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I've never seen paper wasps under my leaves either. But it sure looks like a great place for a nest.
My issue has been with cutting down banana plants......They always grow back!
 
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I've never seen paper wasps under my leaves either. But it sure looks like a great place for a nest.
My issue has been with cutting down banana plants......They always grow back!
Yeah.....Sarah and I were talking about that same thing this morning.....they are beautiful during the summer.....but a PIA to get rid of in the fall..... And don't make the mistake and wait for the first freeze....they turn into mush
 

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Yeah.....Sarah and I were talking about that same thing this morning.....they are beautiful during the summer.....but a PIA to get rid of in the fall..... And don't make the mistake and wait for the first freeze....they turn into mush
Not much chance of a freeze happening down here.
 

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I had some in front of a window in our house. I cut them down, they grew back, I dug some up and more grew back. I finally had to dig deep to get all their stump roots. Now they are gone from there but I transplanted some near my green house. They can go nuts there, I don't care!
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I read about even honey bees that love the plant because if a stem gets an injury to it that it bleeds a sweet sap .Now wasps like them also .I know it can happen to elephant ears also .Thank you for the info
 

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