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Old 03-24-2014, 10:22 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: Large banana plants no roots - any advise?

Originally Posted by hybridpower View Post
My neighbor gave me several large banana plants, one of which is nearly 10 feet tall (taller than a 12 ft wall with leaves). He removed them from his yard not overly carefully, and as a result got about half the corms, and very little if any roots.

Any suggestions? Do you think these will survive and grow roots?
We move a lot of banana and platano plants around here in trying to tidy up an overgrown area of our property.

We normally cut the plant down to about 18" or 1/2 meter in height.
I have had corms that have been cut into quarters with growth eyes in each piece that mature into healthy plants.
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