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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 05-19-2008, 02:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can anyone suggest a way to promote pupping in Ensete (hormones perhaps?).
I just can't bear to risk my Montbelliardii with 'the chop'.
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Old 05-19-2008, 03:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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really , a time ago i did the ''chop'' and i wil never do it again.
the ensete never recovered.
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When a banana plant has a pup (Correct terminolgy?) what do you do with it, do you dig it up and replant elsewhere or what?
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Can anyone suggest a way to promote pupping in Ensete (hormones perhaps?).
I just can't bear to risk my Montbelliardii with 'the chop'.
In Musa, if you chop the meristem it will encourage the growth of the other meristems that are already there around the corm (axillary buds). With Ensete they only have one meristem with no axillary buds, so it can only attempt to regenerate itself, there are no other buds to take its place. When an Ensete "suckers" by force, its a different thing happening than when Musa do it, its not true suckering like in Musa. So an Ensete can't sucker without having the meristem damaged first.


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When a banana plant has a pup (Correct terminolgy?) what do you do with it, do you dig it up and replant elsewhere or what?
Yes, they are used for propagation.
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Gabe:

When do I dig it up and do I replant it close to the original plant(Original plant is 3 +feet tall? It now has three leaves and is about 12 +inches tall. I only have room for 4 plants and I have 4 plants + the pup. I had just purchased all 4 about 0ne month ago and they have tripled in size. I haven't fertilized them yet, however I plan to do so this weekend. Thanks for your info,

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