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Old 06-08-2010, 08:33 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Default Re: Ensete glaucum

Originally Posted by hortdoc View Post
It was so cool....Then it promptly died......but was awesome!
That's natural, actually. Bananas are 'monocarpic' meaning each stem will bloom once, then die back to the roots. Ensetes, in particular, do not pup as Musas do (musa and ensetes are genera of banana plants...basically groups containing various species). In Musas, the pups will take over after the main plant fruits/dies....but in Ensetes, the main plant just dies and the seeds from the fruit will spawn the next generation of plants.

Major props on getting an E. ventricosum to flower in a pot, though! They do have really neat inflorescences!

And sorry if all that was excessively technical and unwarranted LOL.
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