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Old 03-10-2014, 09:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Banana life span

It will continue to grow until blooming. From my experience with SDC, if conditions aren't quite right, sometimes the main plant stops growing/dies and pups replace it. The entire system (pups, main plant, etc, everything in the pot) will continue to live indeterminately. 'Main' plants will grow up/bloom/die and others will take their place. This is the nature of bananas and how they grow/replicate. If you cut a plant off, it should continue to grow back.....unless it is near maturity and you cut the bloom off within the stem. Then it will be done. But again, others will take its place naturally. And there's also a possibility that the plant (whole 'system' within the pot) will decide to put effort into pups rather than regrow the main plant.

But yeah...main plant will grow till it blooms, then pups take over as new 'main' plants. It may take 3+ years to bloom indoors. It really depends on conditions/care.
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