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Old 09-15-2011, 03:14 PM   #61 (permalink)
 
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A bit late but am interested in trying this. Has anyone been trying this lately? Has anyone tried this with musa plants? This method could make propgation easier than tissue culture. Any updates appreciated. Thanks
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:00 PM   #62 (permalink)
 
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Default Re: ensete maurelii red-creating pups

sirmobley..i wonder that too..
my oldest 3yrs old..maurelli.. got a huge pstem.. and leaves are
great big..but it didnt go "up" much.. its around 10 or 11' it was taller
last yr.. my glaucum on the other had..also a 3 yr old.. is HUGE..
its prob 15'.. and the pstem has been thickening up this last month..
leaves are super big..
guess it will be an ongoing experiment and observation on them...
thanks for others observations...
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A bit late but am interested in trying this. Has anyone been trying this lately? Has anyone tried this with musa plants? This method could make propgation easier than tissue culture. Any updates appreciated. Thanks
Yes, i do this every year with at least one maurelii. With our weather unless they are kept in a heated area over winter they die rapidly so i usually keep one inside and force it to pup to ensure i have some for the following year.
It quite easy really i just scoop out the centre of the plant as per the first picture, cover it with a cloche and put it on a heat mat and they sprout within a couple of weeks.

Not tried this with musa but they tend to pup freely so its less of a problem to keep a stock.

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Any new pics? This is something that we will try next year if the plants get big enough, although we may just try one and see what happens. Thanks
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These were taken a while ago. I am over wintering them inside and will see how they grow on next year. In the second photo i removed a few pups that had developed individual roots.




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Does anyone have any extra ensete Mauraliis?

I have a couple already, but I'm afraid to try deep planting + top covering to try over-wintering them outdoors here unless I have some insurance.
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My ensete maurelii got way too big, blocking out the entire window and shading out the plants on both sides of it so I decided to cut it down to the corm and hope it makes baby plants. This plant grows with no limits, and I'm quite surprised that it never slowed down when I took it inside. It seems like the south facing window is more than enough to make this thing more of a monster than it already is. Given that it will have a good 4 months indoors, that should be enough time to get good sized pups.

Does anyone know how long this takes or if I should cut the corm apart to encourage more sprouts? I'm hoping to produce as many as possible.
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I wouldn't cut the corm apart, just cut it down and scoop out part of the meristem to start the process. If you can add some bottom heat that will speed it up. You should see pup growth within a month.
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You cut the plant off close to the ground, then you core down in the center part, to take out the growing point. Kind of like coring a tomato. Then the hole that you made when you did that coring fills up with a bumpy tissue that kind of looks like cauliflower, then it grows pups. Keep it good and warm and you'll have some nice pups to put out come spring.
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Here's a pretty good idea where it may be possible to use the energy from the existing leaves to fuel the new pups. It might be possible to use a ceramic knife and cut directly down the middle of the entire pseudo-stem and corm.

Chances are that some of the leaves will rot, but I think that as long as the core is taken out, there should be new pups being produced from both halves of the banana. I'm not that experienced with bananas and I have never tried this, but I think this may be a better way of getting tons of ensete pups.

How does it sound?
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