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Species Bananas Discussions of all the different wild species of banana (non edible), an aspect of the hobby that deserves its own section.

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Old 04-20-2020, 05:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Ensete glaucum (snow)

I've got two snow banana seedlings, now about six months grown and finally outdoors with the others. They seem slow growing and a bit weak compared to my others (Himalayan, Abyssinian) - is there anything I could do to perk them up, or are they just naturally slow growing? Do they like less/more water than others?

These are all in pots by the way, and in SW England.
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Old 04-21-2020, 08:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you fertilized? If the weather is warm and good for growing I would give them some Miracle Grow and see if they don't perk up. I had one last year that got to 15 ft. tall and I fertilized it all the time. I live in zone 5a and bring them in for the winter. It was about 8 years old.
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here is mine flowering just now

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