Re: 3 Gallon Ensete ventricosum getting set to bloom!
How big is your Thai Superbum, Steve? I have an Indian Superbum that is looking really nice right now. Only one seed out of 100, and only 3 weeks after sown! Hope yours holds out till next year.
Don't really know enough about Ensete seeds to say whether fresh is better or not. In some Musa, fresh is better, but some will only sprout after a dormant period. I was at Leu Gardens in Orlando in 2006, and Eric showed me a pile of Ensete glaucum seedlings coming up in one spot. He said that the mother plant had flowered over a year ago, and there was no sign of it ever even being there. So perhaps some Ensete seeds do like a dormancy in the soil. I know enough about Musa and Ensete seeds to know not to give up on them until probably around 2 years or so, but it takes dedication to make sure they don't dry out for 2 years!