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Old 11-20-2022, 07:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Musa Nono

Originally Posted by beam2050 View Post
i am wondering what your planting in?
I was expecting it to have roots and if it did I would have planted it in CCS.

This is the first tissue culture plantlet I've received that a third party did the transition from agar to a non-agar substrate. Normally a plantlet in agar is shipped in a little bag or test tube with an abundance of roots and the grower simply needs to rinse off the agar and acclimate a decent amount off the roots to have success.

Trusting the transition to a third party with their definition of "fully rooted" doesn't appear to have been a good decision on my part.

The photo below is of a tissue culture plantlet from USDA TARS that came in a little bag of agar. It was planted in CCS and quickly acclimated to full sun before the pseudostem reached the height of 3 quarters. The advantages of acclimating to full sun quickly is to avoid growing a long thin pseudostem that will fold in the slightest breeze and obviously it will grow faster with more sunlight.


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