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Old 08-24-2020, 01:51 PM   #61 (permalink)
 
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Looking good Donald! Your plants have done well this year! At least we are getting some rain, and not a hurricane.. a couple wet days should push the plants along nicely! Congrats!
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Old 08-24-2020, 07:46 PM   #62 (permalink)
 
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Thanks!

The rain today was pretty good. We have had quite a bit of the wet stuff over the past couple weeks relative to the early part of the summer. Plants are growing great right now.

I hope your Viente Cohol is doing well...I've got my eye on him! Haha.
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The rain today was pretty good. We have had quite a bit of the wet stuff over the past couple weeks relative to the early part of the summer. Plants are growing great right now.

I hope your Viente Cohol is doing well...I've got my eye on him! Haha.
It appears to be doing good.. once i figure out the leaf varigation! Ty seems to think its a fertilizer issue, impeding uptake of other nutrients.. so gonna let her alone for a bit a see if it works itself out, aside from that.. shes pushing a leaf a week!
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Looking great! I just love that red On the trunk!
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Here's an interesting comparison to show the power of the corm.

The first photo is from March when both pups had recently emerged. Notice how there is not that much difference in height. At this point I separated the left pup from the main corm. Only the slightly larger pup on the right is now attached to the parent corm which died over the previous winter.

The second photo shows the two pups in late August. The difference in height and size is tremendous.

The difference in the growth of the two pups is due to the right pup utilizing the full benefit of the corm "super charger" which was not available to the pup on the right after separation.


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So what happened??? Did the Patupi produce fruit???
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Patupi is 92" or 7'8" and no flower as of today.

My patupi got pulled out of the ground during hurricane Sally on September 15th/16th and took a header directly into the yard. I replanted and it has recoved somewhat but no flower.

September 17th 2020 layed out in the grass after a knockout punch by Sally:


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Sorry to hear that. Maybe next year!
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Final update!

This past Monday went out to cover up my banana trees in preparation of the expected overnight freeze and found a flag leaf on the Patupi! Extremely bad timing to get a flower started the day before a 31F overnight freeze. Boo hoo.

Wrapped the pstem in burlap and strung C9 Christmas lights from top of the pstem down to the bottom and then covered the entire plant with 1.5 oz frost cloth. Long story short the plant made it through the freeze judging by the green leaves buttttttt......the top two feet of the pstem snapped off due to either the weight of the frost cloth, wind over the next two days or just general weakness in the plant.

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I estimate the Patupi took nine months to produce a flag leaf at 7'8" of height. This plant is not as fast growing as commonly thought. In my zone vegetative growth needs to conclude within 7 months in order to get harvestable fruit.



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Ouch, sorry to hear that! Lesson learned for the next flower. Timing is everything for sure.

I still have my patupi. I dug it up, cut off all leaves and brought it indoors. Mine is already over 2 years old. Very slow growth but I'd expect it will flower next summer if it lives till then....

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Final update!

This past Monday went out to cover up my banana trees in preparation of the expected overnight freeze and found a flag leaf on the Patupi! Extremely bad timing to get a flower started the day before a 31F overnight freeze. Boo hoo.

Wrapped the pstem in burlap and strung C9 Christmas lights from top of the pstem down to the bottom and then covered the entire plant with 1.5 oz frost cloth. Long story short the plant made it through the freeze judging by the green leaves buttttttt......the top two feet of the pstem snapped off due to either the weight of the frost cloth, wind over the next two days or just general weakness in the plant.

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I estimate the Patupi took nine months to produce a flag leaf at 7'8" of height. This plant is not as fast growing as commonly thought. In my zone vegetative growth needs to conclude within 7 months in order to get harvestable fruit.




When I saw the notification I was like that would sure suck if it's flowering now. Sorry about the timing, that simply can't be helped I guess. Congrats on the flag leaf however!
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Damn.. that Patupi has had some bad luck this year!! Well maybe next season!
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Sorry to hear about your patupi. At least now you know more about the flowering time line and can accordingly adjust for the next one.
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