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Old 03-12-2020, 11:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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So I have a Truly Tiny on the way that I couldnít pass up for $8

I plan on growing it on a pot... and I would like to grow it indoors.
Now hereís where my questions come in

I have ceramic tint on all of my windows which block 99% UV and heat (good for Texas heat) and I donít have any south facing windows in my living area so thereís no direct sunlight coming into the house besides the early AM hours.

Would a LED grow light be sufficient for a Banana Plant?

Also, how big exactly do these get?
Iíve been seeing pictures online of some that get nearly 7ft high
They claim those are truly tiny but who knows
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Old 03-12-2020, 01:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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I am still pretty green, or would it be brown? Lol. But I know that truly tiny only get 2 or 3 feet at the crown. Plus leaves, Probably 4 feet.
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Bought a "dwarf" something from wal mart - huge thick trunk (2.5 inches, 10" high, with leaves 24, 5 months later has grown about 5 inches. Leaves are like one of top of the other, no spacing betwewen them.
WHAT IS IT?? how tall will it get? Fruit? Has three 2" pups (started with one). Looks happy even with the occasional spider mite infestation which gets washed off every 3 or 4 weeks (hosed off I should say :-)
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My Fruiting M. 'Truly Tiny'
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Cool thanks for the link & pics!
Thatís interesting though, I read on another thread on this forum that Truly Tiny is a mutation from Brazilian Apple, not Cavendish.
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Cool thanks for the link & pics!
That’s interesting though, I read on another thread on this forum that Truly Tiny is a mutation from Brazilian Apple, not Cavendish.


Sounds interesting..

Link that thread if you can.

Great plant to grow....

Follow the previous link given......good/best stuff.
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Link that thread if you can.

Great plant to grow....

Follow the previous link given......good/best stuff.
Here’s the thread

Difference between Truly Tiny, Little Prince and Super Dwarf Cavendish

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Thank you very much. for the link........I can see there is a slight difference.....
The plant is a beast.

But that can be subjective.......

The plant has a large 6x6 footprint .
Under lights this can be a challenge indoors full time


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I have got a banana that I received as truly tiny, but it does not look like SDC to me.
It is more slender with pink edges along the petiols.

Any ideas what it could be?
It is 2,5' tall and came from a reliable tropical garden house, a tourist spot close to where I live.

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Now thatís a truly tiny, I have a dwarf cavendish but itís hardly a dwarf. They should call it a wide cavendish because what it lacks in height it makes up for in width and thickness
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I have got a banana that I received as truly tiny, but it does not look like SDC to me.
It is more slender with pink edges along the petiols.

Any ideas what it could be?
It is 2,5' tall and came from a reliable tropical garden house, a tourist spot close to where I live.

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looks like my Orinoco hopefully itís not since youíre wanting truly tiny but it looks a lot like my orinoco
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Looks like dwarf cavendish
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So is it common for cavendish to have some pink in the petiols?
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I know it has flared pettiols. Looking out my window it looks red. Not 100% sure it is dwarf cavendish though. Haven't been in the org. In awhile! Welcome back!
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I have got a banana that I received as truly tiny, but it does not look like SDC to me.
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Any ideas what it could be?
It is 2,5' tall and came from a reliable tropical garden house, a tourist spot close to where I live.

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Seems the plant does not have the same squat growth pattern and leaf shape and coloration of SDC or TT or any of the other seven dwarfs.


Could be a namwah.
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I have got a banana that I received as truly tiny, but it does not look like SDC to me.
It is more slender with pink edges along the petiols.

Any ideas what it could be?
It is 2,5' tall and came from a reliable tropical garden house, a tourist spot close to where I live.

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I have both Super Dwarf Cavendish and Truly Tiny now. My Truly Tiny is still small but my SDC is a lot bigger.
This plant looks like neither of mine. Both are very short with a lot of leaves on top of each other. My SDC has a short fat stem
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So I have a Truly Tiny on the way that I couldnít pass up for $8

I plan on growing it on a pot... and I would like to grow it indoors.
Now hereís where my questions come in

I have ceramic tint on all of my windows which block 99% UV and heat (good for Texas heat) and I donít have any south facing windows in my living area so thereís no direct sunlight coming into the house besides the early AM hours.

Would a LED grow light be sufficient for a Banana Plant?

Also, how big exactly do these get?
Iíve been seeing pictures online of some that get nearly 7ft high
They claim those are truly tiny but who knows
I grew my TC Namwahs indoors under LED grow lights exclusively for 4 months. They were about 3" tall when i got them and grew them to nearly 2ft under the grow lights. They were in my garage, so they received no natural light.. the grow light kept the garage about 60 most of the time during the winter.. i provided no other supplemental heat. Had it been warmer in there, they would prob have reached 6ft in those 4 months!
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I grew my TC Namwahs indoors under LED grow lights exclusively for 4 months. They were about 3" tall when i got them and grew them to nearly 2ft under the grow lights. They were in my garage, so they received no natural light.. the grow light kept the garage about 60 most of the time during the winter.. i provided no other supplemental heat. Had it been warmer in there, they would prob have reached 6ft in those 4 months!
Wow that's awesome! I didn't know if LED grow lights would be enough for banana plants
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I have both Super Dwarf Cavendish and Truly Tiny now. My Truly Tiny is still small but my SDC is a lot bigger.
This plant looks like neither of mine. Both are very short with a lot of leaves on top of each other. My SDC has a short fat stem
Thats why I asked about this. I know them only as stocky plants.
Or could it be dwarf brazilian or a sort of?
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Thats why I asked about this. I know them only as stocky plants.
Or could it be dwarf brazilian or a sort of?
Not a dwarf brazilian.


Splitting Dwarf Red pups

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.Could be Orinoco

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