Originally Posted by flounder
had a browse, couldn't find anything out so thought my first proper post would be this.
Bought a cheap m. tropicana from lidl late last year but this spring, just when I thought it should show movement decided to 'strangle'.
Had to break the clump of leaves from the centre to get the new roller to unfurl.
It now has a dozen pups forming, not bad for a plant a foot high!
I know ensetes have this happen but is it a tc issue? Used to think I was pretty clued up but after joining this place I now realise I know nothing about bananas, a very humbling experience
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Boy ! Thatís a great looking plant.. Ya might have had a little problem but it looks to me like its on its way .. the high amount of pups is from the plant being stressed or choked or strangled or whatever you want to call it. When I first planted my plants the fellow who put them in the ground with me took a tie warp and tied it around one of the plants he gave me . That plant produced 4 pups that season the other 5 plants only produced 1 or 2.
Also in good rich soil with daily watering you will get extra pups . Thatís my .02
Also I notice some of the dwarf Cavendish produce lots of pups normally with daily watering