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Old 05-19-2015, 03:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Musa Margaritia not happy.

With the 80-90 temps my MM is not looking to happy. I'm not positive how many hrs of sun it gets but either 8hrs give or take atleast. It stays well watered and the mother seems least happy. It and one of the babies are still putting out leaves just very wilted. Anyone else have experience?
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Old 05-19-2015, 04:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Default Re: Musa Margaritia not happy.

I do have have this type. Having said that, how old is the mother? It may still be trying to get use to it's new home.
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Hey,
It's about a month old and only a foot tall.
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Default Re: Musa Margaritia not happy.

from my experience margaritas are never happy. I've gotten a few to 5-6 feet, but they never do well for me long-term. they are a version of siam ruby which was found in Thailand, which tells you what kind of conditions they want. Very well draining soil, water frequently and humid hot conditions, they are not the tallest thing around in the jungle either so they would probably appreciate dappled shade.
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Yes I read where you posted they are a Siam Ruby hybrid. Thing is the mat of Siam Ruby I had for two years was never happy acting either. Always seemed like the hot and high temps here stressed them out. Well I had a accident at work today with a saw so can't be digging up the plant to relocate anytime soon. My thumb and index finger needed some stiches. I can email someone a picture. As I can't do it with my iPhone to the forum.
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PS- Sandy how come your webpage doesn't show banana plant pictures anymore?
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we still sell them, I just haven't really been mailing them out. all the ones I have are getting too big to mail out very easy and it's so much easier to just sell them walk-in around here anyway. It takes time to mail things out, so I've just been selling Carolina reapers on ebay, and orders to my regular mail out customers of peppers and tomatoes that are easier to wrap up. Business has really taken off and I have two people helping me this month so we can keep up. who would have thought? check out our facebook page, Northern Tropics Muncie In to see what we've been up to
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90 degree temps are making it look really bad. Will have to have my wife relocate it for me.
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Default Re: Musa Margaritia not happy.

Might try using a heavy mixture of the course sand you can find. Be patient
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It's collasping on its self. So I need to relocate it tomorrow for sure.
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