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Old 11-10-2010, 07:57 AM   #101 (permalink)
 
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Finally the package has arrived !!!!



What now ? Do I have to put it only in a pot and water or do I need to take any addictional precaution ?
Hi Rick,

congrats for obtaining that nice corm and this makes me also more relaxed for my future Veinte Cohol pup.

Just a quick info: Cut everything, that is dead from the corm, so it can't rot. Even roots or anything mashed should be removed. Than put the pup in very well drained soil, not wet but constantly humid. Keep it at warm spot. A heating mat would be good. No direct sunlight and then wait.
As far as I remember, don't put it to deep in the soil. Just cover the corms base.

Happy growing!
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Hi Rick,

congrats for obtaining that nice corm and this makes me also more relaxed for my future Veinte Cohol pup.
Happy growing!
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Just a quick info: Cut everything, that is dead from the corm, so it can't rot. Even roots or anything mashed should be removed. Than put the pup in very well drained soil, not wet but constantly humid. Keep it at warm spot. A heating mat would be good. No direct sunlight and then wait.
As far as I remember, don't put it to deep in the soil. Just cover the corms base.
Thanks for the infos, I'll do as you say..... and I'll keep the corm in my office where is constantly 26° celsius..... so when a pup will sprout out it will benefit from high temps and artificial grow lights.

Do You think I should put some roots' stimulating powder ?
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:50 AM   #103 (permalink)
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In my experience all corms did better in allmost bone dry soil and slight water just after first signs of new growth. Just be patience, it can take two months till it start.
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Congratulations!

Is there a better feeling in this world than receiving a package with a new `nana inside?
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Is there a better feeling in this world than receiving a package with a new `nana inside?
Of course.... NOT!!!!!!!!!!
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In my experience all corms did better in allmost bone dry soil and slight water just after first signs of new growth. Just be patience, it can take two months till it start.
Good luck!
In my experience too. There's no need to overwater it, since it practically has no roots to absorb the water with. It will only rot. If you notice some growth you may start watering it a little bit more than in the beginning.



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Of course.... NOT!!!!!!!!!!
What about eating your first home-grown banana?
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:15 AM   #107 (permalink)
 
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What about eating your first home-grown banana?

Do you believe in Santa Klaus too ????


That's almost an Uthopy..... in my mind I see all my different cultivar fruiting .... but actually I see my Basjoo struggling aganst gale force south west winds and my mind returns back to Earth....
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My G.M. Corm is alive and growing again......





My office's temp and humidity is great for plant's grow
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I'm happy to hear it is starting to grow, I hope it continues to do well!
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Hi There.
My G.M. is growing fine.....
in two weeks it sprouted two leaves.... look:







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Keep those pics coming. They are much appreciated.
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Today I got back to office and I've found some kind of problem on my G.M. leaves... look:







The brownish part is soft and dry... I water the plant every two days and use an NPK 10-5-30 one a week. I do the same for mypraying hands and it does not show any simptom like the G.M.

Does anyone has a clue about the causes ?
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Did you check for anything like spidermites? My leaves look similar when I have some of these creatures...
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Did you check for anything like spidermites? My leaves look similar when I have some of these creatures...

Checked , they are clean.

Could it be an excess of something like water or fertilizer ?
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Is it near any air conditioning? It look like it's got cold/hot. Just a thought.

Happy New Year!
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Is it near any air conditioning? It look like it's got cold/hot. Just a thought.

Happy New Year!
yes but it's off.
Last friday I put the plant in front of the window in hope to let it catch a bit more light.... maybe it got cold so close to the window....

If your guess is correct , then the G.M is very very very sensitive to increase or decrease of temp.... I'ts the first and only musa in my collection to react so quickly and so bad to a slight drop of temp in 48 h.

I think , next winter I'll have to save some space in my bed let it stay warm.....
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It's a non hardened,shade grown pup,I am sure it will perform much better after it hardens off outside this year

It's somewhat unlikely but... I would also check the various banana virus and keep them in mind if it shows abnormal growth in the future.

It's turning into a big beauty though, and fast!!!!!
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lack of light maybe, if not must have to do with watering mine do this all the time , Happy new year i bet you cant wait to get em back outside in the spring only another few months! good luck
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They are temperature sensitive and love high heat but ... look for spider mites. Check under the leaves for small webs or ... do you see kind of a fine dust on the leaves? They're a big problem for bananas indoors in winter and a good regular rinse with water or some insecticidal soap would help if thats the case. Increasing the humidity can help quite a bit as well.
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The G.M. is growing at a very fast rate to be indoor....



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