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Old 04-02-2009, 06:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: got Ensete Glaucum banana seeds coming

I've had limited success using moist perlite in ziplocks or storage containers floated in my aquarium at 80 degrees. Everything germinates in there like crazy except musa and ensete! lol I did germinate a couple ventricosums with that method. My last success has been with ensete superbum sown in pro mix in a flat with bottom heat. The soil is around 75 degrees. Increasing it to 85 to 90 would probably be better. I've had 4 sprout so far of about 50 in 3 weeks. It seems a lot of it depends on the lot of seeds weather they are fresh, with mature embroys, stored proper etc. The good news is that ensete is much easier to germinate than musa. Also, you may want to prepare yourself if you do get sprouts in that they can crash out if not planted in a very good draining media and carefully monitor the moisture. I think every one here that has germinated them have crashed a few cause we just want to pamper them and end up over watering. I'm excite to see some pics this summer of them growing in your ponds!

Michael
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