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Banana Seed Germination Forum As one of the toughest seeds in the plant kingdom to figure out the keys to germination success with, this is a forum with banana seed germination tips. Please entitle posts like "Musa balbisiana," or "Musa cheesmani," etc. People would then post a reply under that heading, sharing their germination successes (and failures), what materials and methods they used, germination percentage, etc.


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Old 05-05-2008, 08:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hi all

Just doing this post to get a clear idea of how to germinate Ensete seeds.

Ensete Ventricosum - relatively easy to germinate, soak and then keep at around 25C - 30C.

Ensete Glauca - same as Ventricosum, although possibly benefiting from temp. fluctuations

Ensete Superbum - same as Ventricosum, although possibly benefiting from temp. fluctuations

Ensete Thai Superbum - same as Ventricosum, benefiting from temp. fluctuations

Ensete 'Kluay Pa' - same as Ventricosum, benefiting from temp. fluctuations

Ensete Perrierii - this is the one I'm unsure about. I've heard that it benefits from temp. fluctuations as well as a wet/dry cycle?

Please let me know what you think - these are just 'assumptions' I've made and some from information I've read, so there are probably MANY adjustments to be made.

Thanks, take care

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Old 05-05-2008, 10:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Hi all

Just doing this post to get a clear idea of how to germinate Ensete seeds.

Ensete Ventricosum - relatively easy to germinate, soak and then keep at around 25C - 30C.

Ensete Glauca - same as Ventricosum, although possibly benefiting from temp. fluctuations

Ensete Superbum - same as Ventricosum, although possibly benefiting from temp. fluctuations

Ensete Thai Superbum - same as Ventricosum, benefiting from temp. fluctuations

Ensete 'Kluay Pa' - same as Ventricosum, benefiting from temp. fluctuations

Ensete Perrierii - this is the one I'm unsure about. I've heard that it benefits from temp. fluctuations as well as a wet/dry cycle?

Please let me know what you think - these are just 'assumptions' I've made and some from information I've read, so there are probably MANY adjustments to be made.

Thanks, take care

Pete
Pete,

Thanks for posting this. I haven't tried these, but it can be helpfull in the future.
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Well it's not tried and tested, they're basically just assumptions I've made and going by some information I've read. If anyone feels there's a better way to germinate any of them, PLEASE SAY!!!!

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Default Re: Ensete Germination

Here is my experience:

With ensete, and ensete ventricosum in particular, it's either all or nothing in terms of germination.

Sometimes whole batches refuse to germinate at all, while on other seed-batches they can all germinate in a week or two.

Generally these are easy to germinate at constant warm temps.
But if dormancy does set in, they are difficult to germinate.

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Here is my experience:

With ensete, and ensete ventricosum in particular, it's either all or nothing in terms of germination.

Sometimes whole batches refuse to germinate at all, while on other seed-batches they can all germinate in a week or two.

Generally these are easy to germinate at constant warm temps.
But if dormancy does set in, they are difficult to germinate.

Erlend
well i have ventricosum seeds for a year now and i gave up on them, the problem is that people only report succes.

same for velutina.
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