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Old 10-17-2007, 10:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Wink Musa sikkimensis 'Darjelling Giant' "Amazing night banana"

This has been hands down the fastest Musa I have grown from seed. The ones pictured are from the 6 to the 7 month stage. It is also one of the darkest, and most waxy. If I could only grow 1 cold hardy type this one would most likely be it.

It's the dark waxy one in the middle. Seeds were form

Here's a shot from underneath. Check out the WAX! Wax in some plants protects it from tempature extremes like intense heat.

One night I went out with my headlamp on and the Dar Giant just seemed to glow with all it's wax! The other bananas didn't do that at all.

One white pic is with an LED light, and the other more yellow is with a regular flashlight.
I sold this plant, but have alot of seedlings, and if I have the means will definatly install some night time lights that shine upwards on the stems. Imagine a 20 foot tall clump of Dar giant lit up like that!

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