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Old 11-23-2018, 01:30 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Default Re: Newest Banana Plant Arrivals - Damaged Ice Cream

Originally Posted by peterentwistle View Post
Today I received 3 new banana plants. I had ordered a Musa Dwarf Orinoco, Musa Dwarf Namwah and a Musa Ice cream.

The Dwarf Orinoco and Dwarf Namwah made it in one piece, but unfortunately the pseudostem of the Ice cream got damaged during shipping. I really didn't want to cut off the top of the plant, but I don't think there was any other option. It was a shame, because the leaves appeared to be in such a good state.

Here is a close up of the damaged pseudostem on the Musa Ice Cream:

Here is a picture of all 3 together, after chopping the top of the ice cream off:

Left to right: Musa Dwarf Orinoco, Musa Ice Cream, Musa Dwarf Namwah
Peter it's very nice to see you're still into growing bananas after all these years lol. I myself was just doing some gardening this morning and decided to salvage an old corm that was growing in a long-forgotten pot on the patio for some time. There's just a tiny bit of corm left, and a small banana:

That didn't stop it from putting out a baby! Precocious little thing.

Being the shamelessly lazy gardener I am, I'll just put it into this 26 L pot one time instead of something more appropriate so that I won't have to transplant it for a while. I'm sure it'll start growing furiously in no time and fill the container with roots

Hope your bananas are handling the British winter well!
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