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Old 10-29-2020, 06:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Smile Dwarf Red in the north.

I have the opportunity to grow this awesome plant both in ground and a 24 gal container.
The plant has a thick pstem and thick leathery leaves that are a deep green .
While the plant might never produce fruit, the size, presence and color make this a great landscape plant adding a great tropical feel.
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Default Re: Dwarf Red in the north.

my red (of some kind) is so picky
it never gets very big

did all those plants eventually come from that little one in the yellow container?
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Reds love the heat....
But they will pull back fast...once it comes cool.


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my red (of some kind) is so picky
it never gets very big

did all those plants eventually come from that little one in the yellow container?
Your grow is insane
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Smile Re: Dwarf Red in the north.

Reds will grow well under lights ......when small.

But when they go to a footprint of 8x8 they become hard to handle and grow efficiently.
But there are hacks to grow your plant......or any larger plant.
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Default Re: Dwarf Red in the north.

i was just working on building the insulated box to keep the dormant pstems in
should have bought more materials... now i am trying to cram them in...
looks like they will just barely fit though
hopefully it works
i have one dwarf red dormant and two growing inside
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i was just working on building the insulated box to keep the dormant pstems in
should have bought more materials... now i am trying to cram them in...
looks like they will just barely fit though
hopefully it works
i have one dwarf red dormant and two growing inside
The plant has such a large footprint...
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Smile Re: Dwarf Red in the north.

I have one which refuses to grow for a few months.
This plant will reward you with awesome bulk and growth if you amend the soil you plant it in.
Amend the soil with any organics you can...you almost cannot over do it.

Currently growing in a nice wardian habitat.
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Smile Re: Dwarf Red in the north.

The plant grows well in a soilless mix and will pup freely.
It is also a great filler plant to tuck into a corner for a tropical feel.
Grown in the much warmer south this plant produces some fine tasting fruit.

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The plant grows well in a soilless mix and will pup freely.
It is also a great filler plant to tuck into a corner for a tropical feel.
Grown in the much warmer south this plant produces some fine tasting fruit.

Splitting Dwarf Red pups
Thank you for sharing. Since I joined this forum, I have being amazed at people in colder zones growing bananas. Keep up the great work.
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Thank you for sharing. Since I joined this forum, I have being amazed at people in colder zones growing bananas. Keep up the great work.
Grow the plant as you would cannibis......yep keeping up the good work..
Tropical plants need heat, light and a great growing area.
If you supply the basic needs a grow will surpass (and does quite often)plants grown in southern zones....
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Smile Re: Dwarf Red in the north.

Prep your plant for the outdoors
This plant is beast when small (4x4) and under lights..

Your light if you choose can be a 100 watt equivalent output or less.
Indoor grows vary so much from person to person......
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Mike

Your dwarf reds look beautiful and impeccable as ever, if you run out of space to store them, i have plenty of space in my green house 😉
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Your dwarf reds look beautiful and impeccable as ever, if you run out of space to store them, i have plenty of space in my green house ��
If you only lived closer...
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Your red banana plants look great! Love the red color! I hope my red banana plants will look that good too!
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Your red banana plants look great! Love the red color! I hope my red banana plants will look that good too!
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Thanks! It was very sweet of you to say!
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Thx....I am all about sweet.
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