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Old 05-22-2017, 11:41 AM   #21 (permalink)
 
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Default Re: Tall banana, any ideas what it is? (pictures)

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The only problem with that is that Namwah plants characteristically have a distinctive pink midrib, especially when young. (Mauve is more accurate, but most people don't know what that is.) Anyway, those leaves have a light green midrib so it is doubtful it is Namwah unless it is really sad.
It seems that due to phenotypic variance within a clone, it's hard to use the production of anthocyanins or pigments to make a proper ID. For example, I have an Aeae that started heavily variegated when it was potted but after I put it in the ground, every new leaf got less and less variegated to the point where it was producing pure green leaves. I think this happened when the soil pH shot up because I fed the plant nothing but P and K to increase the solutes in the cells and therefore increase cold tolerance. It's also on a gravel bed that probably is slightly basic. However, after placing a top layer of acidic soil for rhododendrons on the root zone this spring, the first leaf to emerge from the Aeae is showing signs of variegation again.
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Okay, quick update on that "thai restaurant, most likely namwah" banana plant from the previous page of this thread. To recap, I traded an FHIA-1 American goldfinger for what is likely a namwah, and it was a dream come true. The corm I dug up had zero roots because the soil was rock hard, but with a lot of babying and weeks of warm weather, it's fully established! It was put into the ground this past weekend and it'll probably take off pretty soon.

Here's the plant before going into the ground. It had just started to get root bound and some roots had crept out of the pot and into the ground:


After digging a hole, mixing in a lot of decomposed organic matter, topsoil and chicken manure, the plant has been put into its new permanent home. This site gets blazing sun from about 10am until sunset, pic taken 8/6/17:
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