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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 06-19-2008, 01:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Rootless corm propogation tips??

The banana I just received from Thailand has no roots what so ever. The crom its self is almost 2ft tall. Are there any tips on getting this little guy to grow successfully? I have sprayed with a fungicide, planted it in a well draining soil, and watered it in. From what I have read I should keep it on the dry side after the initial watering. Any other tips advice would be awesome.

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Old 06-19-2008, 02:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The banana I just received from Thailand has no roots what so ever. The corm its self is almost 2ft tall. Are there any tips on getting this little guy to grow successfully? I have sprayed with a fungicide, planted it in a well draining soil, and watered it in. From what I have read I should keep it on the dry side after the initial watering. Any other tips advice would be awesome.
looks like you have it covered take it easy don't put it in the sun until the leafs sprout then ease it in to the sun over a couple of weeks to a month depending on how hot it is were you are it may look like its not doing any thing but it will be growing root for a wail and keep the fertilizer at least 5 inches away form the stem/corm and go easy at first you don't want to burn any new tender roots that are forming
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Default Re: Rootless crom propogation tips??

Good luck Shawn!
Btw, just a housekeeping item, please edit your post to correct the heading to "corm" in place of "crom". This will make it easier to find your article when other members are searching for such information.
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Default Re: Rootless corm propogation tips??

Shawn, i found this info on bananas wiki:
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Bananas are propagated from offshoots (suckers or keikis) or corms (bullheads). If enough buds are present, large bullheads can be halved or quartered.
Planting material should be treated for nematodes:

(1) Cut off bottom half of corm and, if discolored, trim off up to 2/3 of the bottom of the corm until only clean white tissue remains.
(2) Trim off about 1/2 inch of tissue around the sides of the corm.
(3) If bullheads are used, cut off the pseudostem 3-4 inches above the top of the corm.
(4) Either,
(a)Immerse the trimmed corms in a hot water bath at 50 - 52 degrees C (122 - 126 degrees F) for 15 - 20 minutes. Before planting, place the corms in a transparent plastic bag at room temperature until new roots begin to appear.
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(b) Coat the corms with parafilm wax prior to shipment or storage.

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