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Old 06-13-2008, 03:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Sikkimensis sprouts - two weeks on their own?

Hi!

Three days ago, one of my sikkimensis seeds sprouted.

It's in a mini greenhouse that gets heated during day by the sun, and cools down at night. Sometimes it's up to 40C (104F) in the soil, minimum at 23C (73F).

The problem is this: I'll be away (holidays) for two weeks, starting tomorrow. I wonder if I should transplant it into a pot BEFORE I go or not.

Pros for moving into a pot: I don't know if the sprout can take that high temperatures. The seeds could, but not sure about the sprout.
Contras: I will not be able to give water to it while I'm away, and inside the greenhouse it will stay moist.

Please help fast! I don't want my first banana sprout _ever_ to die... ^.^
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Old 06-13-2008, 03:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Default Re: Sikkimensis sprouts - two weeks on their own?

I would leave it in the greenhouse and keep the greenhouse out of the sun.
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Old 06-13-2008, 04:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Default Re: Sikkimensis sprouts - two weeks on their own?

Thanks, that's a good idea.

Maybe then the other seeds (six more sikkimensis and seven paradise bird plant seeds (strelitzia reginae)) won't sprout because it's not warm enough, but I'll risk that.
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Old 07-01-2008, 10:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Default Re: Sikkimensis sprouts - two weeks on their own?

I'm back from vacation... see what happened:


The third sprout is a paradise bird plant (strelitzia reginae).





I put them into seperate pots with palm soil and onto the balcony where it is mostly shadowy, so they can get used to more light.

\edit: Forgot to mention... max temperature was 34 C, min 21 C. That's interesting since the sticky guide in this forum for sikkimensis recommends lower temperatures (down to 10 C I think).
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good to see that they survived it and that they are growign well!
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Default Re: Sikkimensis sprouts - two weeks on their own?

Is it normal that the stems are so long with the first leaf? Thought it might be because the mini green house was about 2m from the window, so they did not get much light until now.
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Congrats with your seedlings. Good to see they survived and thanks for posting the pictures.
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Default Re: Sikkimensis sprouts - two weeks on their own?

Hmmm. Two days after I transplanted them and put them outside, my sikkimensis begin to show brownish tips. Could they have become sunburned despite being in a mostly shadowy place?




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