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Old 04-29-2015, 09:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Wow, my banana plant has bananas growing!!

I've been planting banana plants as ornamentals for about 6 years around my house. Since I live in Nebraska I have to dig them up and move them inside my house in the winter.

Anyways, I bought a Thai Black off Ebay in 2011. That first year the stem grew about 6 feet. Since my ceilings aren't that high I have always kept it by my north facing front door in the winter. This winter I did not water it at all, so it hasn't had any water in about 5 months. Last night I noticed dead flowers on the floor. When i looked up, the banana flower was out and there are some little bananas growing! I can't believe it, I never expected to ever see bananas on any of my trees since I live in Nebraska. Now I have to do some research on what to do!

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Old 04-29-2015, 06:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm Jealous, before learning about the fact basjoo would survive outside where I live I had a dwarf cavendish inside in a pot for a decade and never got a flower. You're doing something right,
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Old 04-30-2015, 09:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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As a fellow Omaha resident I must say that my jealousy knows no bounds!

I've had my basjoo in the yard for nearly a month now and they haven't budged.

But it does give me hope that someday I'll have a flower!
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Sweet, congrats.

I'd get her in the ground ASAP.
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