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Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants This forum is for discussing propagation techniques of banana plants. Tissue culturing is the popular process of creating clones from a source plant. There are other techniques to propagate banana plants however, such as nicking corms or dividing corms. Learn more inside.


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Old 08-02-2010, 06:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Do you think this would work on bananas in any way, corm, leaf or any other ideas people may have?
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Old 08-02-2010, 07:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That's pretty neat :^) I don't see why it wouldn't..
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Cool Video. It would be fun to stick a small no root pup in there and see what happens.
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A no root pup I didn't even think of that good idea. I was just wondering if you could cut off a leaf and get it to root. I will try it someday. Any other ideas?
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A no root pup I didn't even think of that good idea. I was just wondering if you could cut off a leaf and get it to root. I will try it someday. Any other ideas?
You'd need a pup w/ the growth point attached for it to work. A banana leaf wouldn't cut it. :^)
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Cool video...
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sometimes you can root a no roots pup in a glass of water with just a little tiny bit of fertilizer too.
I wouldn't get too excited about the gel root stuff if they're showing a coleus for an example. You can root a coleus in just a glass of water, they're not tough at all to root.
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I think the only advantage to the gel is you don't need to water.
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Oh well still kinda cool though.
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looks like Agar and some rooting compound :P not very hard to imitate :P
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That is probably what it is, I haven't checked though.
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Do you think this would work on bananas in any way, corm, leaf or any other ideas people may have?
What Root Hormone is this I wanna try it
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Planters' Pride® Gel2Root®, for plant cloning / plant propagation at Sunburst Hydroponics
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It's basically residue from the manufacturing of Lithium batteries. The main ingredient is silicate gel with trace amounts of lithium salts.

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You could try something like this for a banana sucker (leaves won't work), but they already root really easily in soil, so it would mainly be for the fun of watching the roots grow. I suppose it may work with extremely small water suckers to root if you are trying to grow those, but even those types of small, weak, banana plants can root fine in soil if they are kept moist.
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Yeah it's seems as though bananas are like potatoes. Oops dropped one, oh look a new plant

Oh well, I still have my tc book to read for some serious cloning.
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kinda steep price,up around 45 dollars for 18 plants.
I haven't tried any hormones or anything yet,I just bought Green light rooting hormone
and its active ingredient is indole-3 and I have 3 other kinds of hormones in new orleans
It actually says good for corms and ornamental plants but It was only 5 dollars,and has great reviews
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Does it even have a fungicide in it? I'd say that's one of the main points of a rooting solution really lol.
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