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momoese 03-13-2009 02:43 PM

Pisang Klotek owners please check in.
 
Could all the people who have recieved Pisang Klotek pups from me please submit a progress report. Is it alive, has it pupped, has it fruited, growing ground or container, organic or conventionally grown, greenhouse or roughing it, things of that nature. Thanks in advance!

Harvey I know yours didn't make it. I'll get you another as soon as my waiting list is cleared. Should be sometime this summer. I cleared (thinned) the stand at the end of last summer to hopefully get bigger bunches,(guess it worked!) but now I'm not seeing many pups so far this year.

bananimal 03-13-2009 08:43 PM

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Mine was severly dehydrated when it arrived. There was a reschedule of delivery as I remember. Took major surgery to stop choking and black rot. It's still alive and potted, but lost a bunch of leaves due to the recent cold snaps in S Fla. Even though it went in the garage with the other potted ones - 4 times ----- man, what a winter we had in S Fla this year!!!

Went from 4 ft long to 6 inches of green/brown mushy growth 2 months after potting. Brought it back slowly with minimal water and vermeeeeeeeecompost!! Then came the cold. When I get sick I'll have a bag vermee nearby to sniff at now and then.

Recent repotting and application of Vermicompost and K-Mag look promising. It's now at 5 ft and slowly growing a second good big leaf. Recent warmer weather and time will tell. Hoping for the best.

Dan

pitangadiego 03-13-2009 09:17 PM

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In ground last Summer. Growth was relatively slow, but no obvious issues. Came through winter fine and looking forward to taking off this season.

Chironex 03-14-2009 01:40 PM

Re: Pisang Klotek owners please check in.
 
Mine survived the winter with some damage, but I cut it back a bit and it's putting out a new leaf! So it looks like she will be growing nicely. No pups yet, but with the amount of winter damage she had, I expect it will be sending out some pups any time now.
You did a great job packing and shipping it. It was in perfect condition upon arrival. Thanks again!

Inoneear 03-14-2009 03:52 PM

Re: Pisang Klotek owners please check in.
 
Mine is still alive ,roughing it in a container , just waiting to get back outside..
Hopefully this year!

bencelest 03-15-2009 11:36 PM

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Mine was lush all summer and grew up to 5 feet with lots of leaves.
I was overseas last December/January and when I came back all the leaves were brown but the pstem was still green. I still covered it with clear plastic. I removed the plastic last week and I think it will recover.

SOCALROCKER 03-16-2009 05:28 PM

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Mitchel

Mine was growing so well in the summer but now I am sad to say that my Pisang Klotek had passed away in it's container while growing outside in my yard.This winter here has been down in the low 30*F at night.The rain and the storms have brought some bad growing conditions here sorry to say.

Mitch

cedardave 03-16-2009 06:59 PM

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Mine did very well last summer growing to 3 feet before leaves. It was happy in the ground for the summer and has since retreated to indoors to a pot. It did little under lights and was put to rest with the other plants into the dormancy room...where of course it has done nothing. All indications are it will come through its first canadian winter just fine. It will go back in the ground once the snow disappears and the soil warms up. When it was planted last year in the ground iI backfilled the area around it with a cattle manure/sand mix...seems to have worked.
to be continued.....

momoese 03-16-2009 07:10 PM

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So it looks like there will be pups and possibly fruit this year for some of you! :goteam:

Overgrown 04-02-2009 07:46 PM

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Mine was looking rather stately today! Here it is with its newest leaf...



Chironex 04-02-2009 07:58 PM

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Mine is coming back nicely, but nowhere near the stately PK above, WOW! Sure hope mine puts out leaves like that soon.

momoese 04-03-2009 12:57 AM

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Nice!!

pitangadiego 05-14-2009 01:22 PM

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First pup poking its head out this week.

Overgrown 05-26-2009 08:09 PM

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My PK is pushing its 10th leaf and just noticed two pups today just emerging from the ground. :woohoonaner::lurk:

harveyc 05-26-2009 08:25 PM

Re: Pisang Klotek owners please check in.
 
Overgrown, where (and in what zone) are you located?

Thanks,

Harvey

Overgrown 05-27-2009 04:22 AM

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Hey Harvey,

I'm in Zone 10 I believe. The PK is growing in Rowland Hts, Ca 91748. The PK is doing great and amazes me with the leaves its pushing out (currently holding 10). It is growing in amended adobe clay, right next to a 20ft king palm. I'm sure it has a lot to do with the positioning of where I planted it (NW side of house and protected from harsh afternoon sun). I'll put pictures up soon.

Peter

Quote:

Originally Posted by harveyc (Post 77625)
Overgrown, where (and in what zone) are you located?

Thanks,

Harvey


harveyc 05-27-2009 08:56 AM

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Thanks, Peter. I hope to try this variety again and I am wondering if it can take my USDA zone 9b (Sunset 14) climate with some freezing temperatures. Yours sure looks nice!

sunfish 02-19-2010 08:34 AM

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Finally some leaves after a good six months.

momoese 02-19-2010 10:51 AM

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Well I planted another really large pup in early fall and it's starting to grow now so soon I'll have more pups and fruit to share. :)

pitangadiego 02-19-2010 11:02 PM

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My first pup has nearly caught up with the original. 2nd pup is just beginning to peek through.


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