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Old 06-08-2015, 04:07 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
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See the wings on the petioles on the Kru and how the left side where the leaf attaches is quite different than the right. The color pattern is also unique. My 5 footer had no red spots on the leaves.


Green kru has no red splashes on leaves.Kru is a hard one to identify when young, as TC kru will get redder when it gets taller, compared to a pup taken of the mother corm which will already has red on p-stem

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I will keep you guys posted. I hope it will bloom this year. I have never seen such a large plant with the dark red spots except Musa Zebrina. Maybe it is a Sumatrana X. Does anyone know if that plant has red spots?
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Old 06-10-2015, 01:30 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Green kru has no red splashes on leaves.Kru is a hard one to identify when young, as TC kru will get redder when it gets taller, compared to a pup taken of the mother corm which will already has red on p-stem
The pictures look like a Maurelii to me except the Pstem doesn't look as big as mine.
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I noticed this thread and decided to join the discussion. I also have in my possession a plant I purchased from Aloha Tropicals that was labeled as a 'Kru'.

I imagine a few of my pictures might look similar to some already posted, but I thought I'd add a few of mine.

One of the photos was taken earlier in the life of the plant. The rest were taken over the past few days. My plant has the smooth reddish stem, but also the spots. Curious as to what it is. I live in South Florida. Any info you can provide on my plant would be appreciated. Thanks!













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That's what my Aloha Tropicals "Kru" looked like too. Of course it's not a Kru at all. Mine I believe was an African Rhino Horn but it died before fruiting. My experience with AT is that about 10% of what I ordered was correct. Never again.
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That looks like my plant, but my plant is very tall. It still has the red spots. If they are wrong at least they are consistent.

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The fence is almost 5' tall the banana plant is almost 4' tall.

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Interesting that it still has the markings, the pics I have seen of sumatrana x cross have reddish leaf undersides, but it looks similar.
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That looks like my plant, but my plant is very tall. It still has the red spots. If they are wrong at least they are consistent.

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Would you mind clarifying something for me? When you say 'very tall' do you mean more than 10-15 feet tall? Or do you mean something like that your plant is 4-5 feet which is higher than mine around what might be the same growth time..

I ask because I planted this one near my back fence, and there are some power lines overhead I want to take into consideration if this plant ends up being a height issue.

Thanks.

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Interesting that it still has the markings, the pics I have seen of sumatrana x cross have reddish leaf undersides, but it looks similar.
I agree but this plant has no red on the underside. It's a very nice looking plant I hope the fruit is good. I really wanted it to be red Kru.

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Would you mind clarifying something for me? When you say 'very tall' do you mean more than 10-15 feet tall? Or do you mean something like that your plant is 4-5 feet which is higher than mine around what might be the same growth time..

I ask because I planted this one near my back fence, and there are some power lines overhead I want to take into consideration if this plant ends up being a height issue.

Thanks.
I'm sorry, very tall to still have the young plants red markings. All my plants that have red markings usually fade before the plant gets 4' tall. This is the only one that still has its markings and they don't look like they are going to fade away. The plant is almost 4' tall. I'm not sure how tall it will get or if it is a real red Kru.

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Old 07-15-2015, 06:35 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Do African Rhino Horn's have red spots?
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Young plants of ARH do have red splashes on leaves.
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Young plants of ARH do have red splashes on leaves.
Young plants 1' tall or 4' tall? Do you have any pictures?

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Yes and all the other plantains I grow also have the red blotches and some will have them at over 5 feet.
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Yes and all the other plantains I grow also have the red blotches and some will have them at over 5 feet.
Thanks for that info it should be very easy it ID when it flowers.
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