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Old 05-20-2011, 07:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Anyone know anything about a Mekong Giant? I saw some on eBay and they look interesting, but I've never heard of them before.
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Brian sells those on ebay here is a link to it.
Musa 'Mekong Giant' 10 LIIVE PLANTS - Cold Hardy | eBay

Sounds like it may be good to grow. If I had room I would grow one.
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If I place and order from Brian this year I'll probably pick one up too... I am still looking for info elsewhere and haven't found it...
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I ordered one off ebay on a make offer price of $9.00 including shipping about 2 weeks ago. I received about an 9" tall plant in good condition and replanted in a small temporary container outside. So far it seems to be doing well.
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I think that it is one of versions Musa itinerans var.
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:00 AM   #6 (permalink)
 
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ive been interested in adding mekong/itinerans to my ever increasing
collection..
i see brians for sale..and couple more now selling them..
i always trust brians plants..couple others on ebay.. and those members
from bananas.org that have sold on ebay.. several of my ensetes,sabas
are going great from there..
? is the "mekong" a fast grower? anyone have any yrs of history with the
plant?
here in utah.. i have at most 5 1/2 months good outdoor warm growing
conditions.. so im limited in growing season..
thanks..
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It's a Musa itinerans variety, probably var. itinerans.

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id like to try itinerans.. looks like a great plant..
im sure ones on ebay are pretty small plants..
anyone know how fast itinerans grows??
anyone have any more mature itinerans for sale here???
hint ..hint.. LOL
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