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Old 04-28-2019, 08:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Smile Re: how deep for an Ensete?

Originally Posted by pjkfarm View Post
I have 9 seedlings, now about 2 feet tall (planted Feb 15, germinated in like 3 weeks on heat mats and they have taken off. I have transplanted into 1 gallon pots and will be doing it now again into 5 gallon pots. Two questions: How deep should they be planted (the roots are right at the surface as the seeds were planted like 1/2 inch deep).
Second: Is it better to plant in a 5 gallon and then replant in say a 15 gallon, or should they go into 15 gallon right away? I would prefer 5 gallon as easier to move about, but also want to get maximum growth.
These have been growing like 4 inches a week, so by end of summer, if they keep on going like this, will be pretty large. In fact looking at my bananas, I would guess they might even grow faster.
Many thanks!
NB: If any special tricks, would love to hear about them. I am treating them like bananas otherwise. YouTube has been somewhat helpful, but lacks the above.
Generally a plant is always planted at the same crown height .
If they are planted deeper the crown could rot.

That is great you got some ensete to germinate and grow so well.

Don't forget to mix some charcoal in your soilless mix

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