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Old 01-15-2023, 08:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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It's always nice to enjoy a hike through the jungle and find Free Variegated Banana Seedlings.

The first two photos are of Variegated Banana Seedlings I found but didn't collect and the banana in the last photo I did bring back and pot.





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Old 01-15-2023, 08:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i bought myself on e-bay 30 ensete gloucum seeds. i have some large places in the yard that i am going to thro some seeds in to see if this method can work for me. like to get another snow banana going again, they grow well here.
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Man that is a cool find!

Snow bananas are nice looking online but never saw any in person. Figured they wouldnít do good unless in cool climates.
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Man that is a cool find!

Snow bananas are nice looking online but never saw any in person. Figured they wouldn’t do good unless in cool climates.
quite the opposite, winter takes out the leaves. but i had one fruit here. i like the p-stems, they are awesome. bleed orange.

i have germinators. but seems like i get them so high and then kill them with over watering. i wish i had thought about just throwing the seeds on the ground a long time ago.
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Wow thatís pretty cool never knew they bleed that color. Post a pic of your old one. Never tried any bananas from seed to grow.
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Wow that’s pretty cool never knew they bleed that color. Post a pic of your old one. Never tried any bananas from seed to grow.
i have spent....hundreds of dollars on seeds. i have cheap heated germinators.
just to watch bananas come up an inch and then.....dang. over watered.

i have hundreds of square feet in 7 or 8 dufferent places that i leave Ah natural. it's so simple,,,,, a shaded bed? toss some leaves on top, water, and then forget about em.

i cant find the bananas with seeds. here's your pic
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Ah looks neat thanks. I always heard bananas take forever to grow from seed and yes easy to kill.
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The variegation improved enough to justify adding this freebie to my collection.


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Haha. I would dig up any free ones.
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Haha. I would dig up any free ones.
I don't know how many hundreds of acres you have but eventually you'll run out of space or time. Just on my street alone there are thousands of free banana cultivars growing on the side of the road. I'll take all the free four legged pups home and I get my dog food delivered 2000 lb. at a time. Except for this last delivery the bags were only 46 lb. each.
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Well I donít have enough land then haha. But I would pot up a bunch thatís for sure. Your soil must be pretty fertile there alone I would assume? You donít ever ship any seedlings out like that? Would be interesting to try some when it warmed up here.
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Donít have a way to contact you PR but I have a handful of TC plants I have grown out from tiny plants in there bags. To 6Ē plants. Just repotted them again as pots from last year seemed small. They have been kinda tricky with watering since day one. Seem to like it dry but not to dry or to wet. Some have droopy leaves and all are pushing out new growth. Others have yellow tips with brown edges which both symptoms seem like under watering. Several finally had tiny tiny pups and once I repotted them all those withered away except one. No idea what happened there. Any tips?
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Well I donít have enough land then haha. But I would pot up a bunch thatís for sure.
Too bad you're in the wrong Carolina, Murdaugh has 1,700 acres he's not going to be using for a while.

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It's about as fertile as I-95 but with less traffic.

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Seeds travel better and they're much easier to ship.
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Several finally had tiny tiny pups and once I repotted them all those withered away except one. No idea what happened there. Any tips?
It's common for that to happen and it's caused by an ingredient in the agar.

I don't have any experience with dividing tissue cultures but dividing tiny vegetative offshoots like these variegated Florida is very simple.



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I donít know who that member is but with that much land you still have to protect the stems some years if you want a head start with fruit for the next year. So that would be a huge ordeal! Pretty much anything will come back from the ground here and Iím 8a. Cavendish varieties will come back up from the ground and other varieties as well. We hit a low of 16 or 14 not positive when the who world basically got cold for the one day. I decided to wrap a bunch that would fruit this summer. A good portion of the 10-12ft stalks are starting to collapse even though they feel solid inside the wrap. Seems like anything under 19 and even 19 degrees for to many days melts stuff to the ground. Ice cream being the weakest for sure no matter how protected.

Seeds sound cool when the weather warms up to have them shipped 👍

That Florida looks easy to divide is right!
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Another question since you know a lot about TC and seedlings. How do you know if they are getting too much or too little of water. TC plants seem to be hard with watering. They have yellow and brown tips on leaves. Some of the leaves are wilted looking. Soil isnít soaking wet but some still a tiny damp on surface, others two inches into the soil is dry. Most are still pushing out new leaves. Canít post on here and no way to send you pictures.
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How much humidity are your TC's getting? They will need close to 100% humidty for the first week. After that you slowly lower the humidity. Its normal for some leaves to curl or brown at the tips. New growth should be normal.
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Oh they are going to be two years old come April. Still small but obviously not tiny. Tallest ones being 6Ē. Kept them last summer on a partly shaded patio so they stayed out of the weather, safer from animals too.
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Oh ok. I would just lift pots when dry and wet to get a feel for when you need to water if there isn’t a lot of them.
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