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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 03-03-2010, 04:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Got 10 of these seeds sprouted, and of course, I've managed to drop one, and that resulted in killing it. So now I've got 9 small nice nanas. Pretty easy seeds to start with, I must admit.
Here's some of them.

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Very nice looking!
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E. glaucum are very beautiful plants! That's definitely one of the plants on my 'list' of things to get once I have more space. Enjoy yours!
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nice sprout.
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Wonderful, congratulations!!
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What will you say on that? Can we consider it as suckering? The main growing point browned and stopped growing, I thought it's dead but here's what happened
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Good job. Keep us posted on these. I never heard of them. I found this link
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Curious. Ensetes aren't famous suckerers or sprouters, like other bananas. But the same happened to Ante, when I sent him unknown red banana. It just rotted and then sprouted from the corm (unfortunatelly died later on...). It might be a sprout, so don't overwater and try to keep it in perfect conditions. Btw. 100% germination ratio is pretty good.
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Good Job!!! How long did it take for them to sprout? I just ordered Ensete Glaucum seed
and another heat matt. Good Luck!
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Thanks! They've germinated within a month, both the heated patch of seeds and the check sample at ambient temperature, so really there's no big difference. The biggest is about 1 ft now.
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Thanks! They've germinated within a month, both the heated patch of seeds and the check sample at ambient temperature, so really there's no big difference. The biggest is about 1 ft now.
Good luck!
Thanks very much.
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Great job, I had good success growing them last year.
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Default Re: Ensete glaucum

I actually got an Ensete ventricosum that I grew from a seed to bloom in a pot in Denver a couple of years ago.....It was so cool....Then it promptly died......but was awesome!
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It was so cool....Then it promptly died......but was awesome!
That's natural, actually. Bananas are 'monocarpic' meaning each stem will bloom once, then die back to the roots. Ensetes, in particular, do not pup as Musas do (musa and ensetes are genera of banana plants...basically groups containing various species). In Musas, the pups will take over after the main plant fruits/dies....but in Ensetes, the main plant just dies and the seeds from the fruit will spawn the next generation of plants.

Major props on getting an E. ventricosum to flower in a pot, though! They do have really neat inflorescences!

And sorry if all that was excessively technical and unwarranted LOL.
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Hi everyone!
Haven't posted here for quite a time. Hope some of you guys are still enjoy watching some nanas from a galaxy far, far away (Ukraine that is).
So here's my biggest E. glaucum on June, 23, 2010.
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Looking good, Yuri!
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Look's like I'm a little late but thank you for the links !
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was not excessively technical, just right, thanks.
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So, It's almost a year now, howd'd it go? I'm wanting to hear a good happy story, but a learnin story is just as good. Best wishes and hope(pray) all is well with you and yours.
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excelllent plant yuri !!
i have one glaucum.. it got over 12' last summer..i have it in winter storing now..still looks good..i think this plant is fantastic.. great shape,leaves, height.. i plan to get couple more for this summer..
can you say addictive..LOL
ive read ensetes arent to hard to germinate.. ive got to get some seeds of several sp.. of ensetes..
my seeds of itinerans,sikkinensis(daj giant),schizocarpa,balbisiana,yunnanensis
havent rotted..but havent sprouted either.. sigh.. im in it for the lonnnnnng
haul..
thanks everyone for your insights..im a newbie.. alot to learn..
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