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Old 08-21-2013, 11:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Happy Wednesday everyone!

I live in Beltsville, Maryland which is an increasingly more mild part of Zone 7. I have kept a collection of tropical plants for over 20 years and harvested my first container-grown pineapple this summer. I thought that was the end of it, but now the plant is producing two daughter plants, so it looks like I am in the pineapple producing business for some time to come. In the winter, the tropicals live in a garage/shop room under fluorescent lights where palms continue to grow and Clivias bloom. For years, I have had a Dwarf Cavandish plant which has really taken off and doubled in size this summer with 5 pups in the pot. Two or three years ago, I bought a poor, lonely looking Musa basjoo at the end of season clearance at our excellent garden center Behnke's. I cover it with bags of leaves during the winter and last year, I saved about 4 feet of the tallest pseudostem. It is now a towering 10 ft. high clump of about 7 plants. After resisting temptation all summer, I gave in and bought a small Mekong Giant plant which I hope to carry thorugh the winter inside under lights. It has a good 6-10 weeks of growing weather outside so maybe it will develop a good set of roots between now and next spring.

I have enjoyed reading your postings about bananas and thank you for the information shared here.

Tom
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Enjoy your stay here I recently also received 2 Mekong giants, not sure they are going to make it...cooked in the box from mailing, I think... to the point of no return.
I'll be patient and see if they reappear ... looks like your doing very well in your zone with the tropicals!!
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Welcome! I myself ironically don't have Mekong Giant or Basjoo though they should do excellent out here, but I do have a good sized collection of non-ornamentals
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Hello, Welcome & Happy Growing.. :^)
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