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Old 11-02-2017, 01:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: Musa Aeae White Variegated

They are talking about namwa pearl. It was a yellow looking plant. I can’t comment since I have never grown it.

I have namwa mailong which is beautiful but grows very slow for me. It’s grown all year and not a single pup.

My variegated dwarf namwa is amazing. It’s by far my best growing variegated banana plant. It’s very pretty. Pups like crazy and outgrows my all green dwarf namwa! I would recommend it to anyone.

AEAE is an awesome grower once it hits 4-5'. For me it hates pots and full sun. I built a shade around it, then once it hit 4' or so it exploded. They hate moisture! I recommend plantin them in ground in pure coarse sand. Topfill compost or whatever above the sand. My big one is about 9-10' tall and was looking amazing before our crazy early frost zapped it. 33f and frost then next day it was in the mid 80s.

It’s not hard. Just be smart! I have never lost a variegated Musa! You have to remember any variegated Musa is like a “half plant” half the green/half the energy. So go easy on them and they do fine. Especially the moisture! Just remember with any Musa! Underwatering them can’t hurt! Overwatering can rot them FAST. Especially when they are potted or not established. Start slow and small and anyone can do it!
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