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Old 09-17-2006, 09:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Joy Musella lasiocarpa flower

This is the third growing season for this plant, and I have finally been rewarded with a flower . It spent the first winter protected by a bag-o-leaves, and last winter under the house (due to me moving). I've been looking forward to this, and haven't been disappointed!

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Old 09-19-2006, 08:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow, that is beatiful! Congratulations!

How tall is this one to the flower?

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Thanks, Gard! It's only a couple of feet of pseudostem. This banana doesn't grow very tall, but the base of the pseudostem gets wider. One of my favorite plants, and a sacred flower of Buddhism also .
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Cool. I read that the flower will keep on for ages. I'll get seeds from this one!

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OK, after several months under a bag-o-leaves, I uncovered it in March to find it still flowering! Wow, what's the likelihood of that?? Then on Easter we had a 17F morning at my house (23F at the airport). I had it covered with a sheet, and it received some damage to the top of the flower. You can see the ends of the older bracts are brown, but it is growing out of it. Unlike Austin, I can only seem to get one flower per pseudostem!



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My Musella story:
Mine is just starting its third year (since I bought it as a large 3' plant anyway). First winter I thought I totally killed it indoors, so I tossed it outside into the snow as trash in January. Must have been exposed to temps in the single digits or less multiple times with no protection except for a Home Depot plastic pot. By chance the next spring I found a little bit of green pushing through and so I revived it. It was slow, but made a full recovery. This past winter I let it go dormant in my 60 degree basement. Six months later I bring it out, looking like the day it went in, save for slight browning on the leaf edges. Now its growing fast and strong despite cold nights, and I'm really hoping for a flower.

I noticed Austin's other flowers were coming out of the side of the p-stem: I have what looks like a green leaf or 2 trying to come out in the same spot, so maybe I'll be one of the lucky ones with multiple flowers. I can hope!

Its a hardy little bastard anyway! Congrats on the long lasting flower, great pics!

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I threw one of those new pics into the wiki.
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Frank, it's amazing that the banana is still flowering. It doesn't look like it went through any freezing temperatures over the winter. Great work. Here is a picture my flower trio. I got really lucky with this banana. I don't know what I did to cause it to make three flowers. I separated some pups so maybe it stressed it out a little bit. I wonder if there's a secret to make it produce multiple flowers.




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Austin those pictures are unbeliveable. I never knew you could get multi heads from one plant. if the wasps pollenate you could be in for lots of seeds.

Your pictures are very clear and crisp.

These pics were taken at a local nursery near me showing some of his Lasios in flower.
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Mark, I still find it hard to believe myself. My musella must like me or something! I am hand pollinating the little bananas in hopes for lots of seeds. How many seeds does each banana contain?

Those pictures of the musellas at the nursery are impressive. He has a lot of flowering at the same time.
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This is unbelievable...my musella is getting another set of twins from the pseudostem!!! This plant will have 5 flowers on one pseudostem: one on the top and four on the stem. I couldn't believe it when I discovered today what was happening. I'll be sure to post this plant when the other two flowers open up.

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Since I'm expecting a flower this summer I was wondering if musella sends up a flag leaf like musa, or if it just goes straight to flower?

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Joe, the leaves get progressively smaller, and you will know when the flower is ready to push through. The leaves tend to "flatten" out to horizontal also. Here's what mine looked like right before it flowered:

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Thanks bigdog, mine is only on its second leaf since dormancy, and it is bigger than the first, so I'll keep an eye on the future leaf sizes.

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Five blooms now! I can't find anyone on the internet that has ever had 5 blooms!!!



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