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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 05-12-2008, 11:32 AM   #21 (permalink)
 
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Default Re: Level 10 Propagation Questions...

You didn't say how long you had it in the pot...

But the first thing the plant is going to want to do is grow some new roots. While it's doing that, it's not worried about making new leaves. So the older leaves could easily die. No problem.

I think at this point your plant wants some, not too much, light, a good amount of heat, water and humidity.

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I have a banana plant I got in the mail with a large healthy pseudostem and white corm but no roots which I planted in potting soil and watered carefully only watering when soil was dry down to two inches. I see no new growth on top and now the pseudostem is starting to dry on the outer leaves even though the underlying pseudostem appears very healthy. I am worried that the plant will shrivel up and die and here is my dilema - I am on the fence between too much water on the one hand rotting out the corm and not enough water and drying out the plant on the other. Please advise what to do. Am I just crazy with fear about losing the plant or should I worry?
How long have you had it thus far? I would keep doing what you've been doing. What (if anything) have you used for fertilizer? I haven't had any personal experience in trying to root a corm without roots... maybe a rooting hormone would help!
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Bananas Brindando Re: Level 10 Propagation Questions...

I have had the plant for about six weeks and so far nothing. Maybe it is too cold still here in NY to stimulate root growth. I have not yet fertilized because there is no active growth visible. I guess I will just have to be patient and pray for growth and be careful not to rot the corm which is my greatest fear.
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Gabe, any diagrams to show the location of the meristem in male buds? Have you been able to use this in TC before? It might be interesting to try it for obvious reasons. How long would it be viable as explant material?
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