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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 11-13-2008, 02:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Drummer Ensete superbum

Whilst I'm waiting for my helen's hybrid, sikkimensis, red tiger & daj giant, itinerans and yunnanensis to come up - I've had a superbum pop its head up after only 2 weeks! I feel a coming on.

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Old 11-13-2008, 02:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Congrats jmoore! I am also waiting like crazy for my sikkim Red Tiger(3 mths already), sikkimensis and yunnanensis too....sigh.... Ain't gonna lose hope...
You are sure gonna enjoy your E superbum, once they take off, they grow like crazy. I have 3 which are 8 mths old and they give me 1 new leaf a day in my weather here with lots of water and fert. Have fun!
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Old 11-13-2008, 03:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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wow! I don't think I'll be getting that where I live.
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Old 11-14-2008, 07:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Congrats James, considering everything written about banana seeds being tough to get to germinate, every new one is worth a
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Thanks Bob, I agree heartily. Carrying on the theme, I've got 2 more superbum appearing!

Just to throw another spanner in the works, I planted these in a non sterile, peat free compost and gave constant soil temperature of about 30 degrees (+/- 3 degrees). 3 out 5 is pretty good I think.
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Old 11-17-2008, 12:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Congrats... do you have any pictures of these. I have what I think are superbum coming up, but sadly have lost track of what I have growing where..
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Old 11-17-2008, 12:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Whoever gave the species name for this plant needs to be reeducated....

Ensete superbum......hmm, where do I make the break for pronunciation...

I prefer Ensete super bum......rather than superb um.

Maybe if an 'I' was inserted......Ensete superbium sounds much better

Now if I could get rid of the super bum in my garden.. (my son)....
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Whoever gave the species name for this plant needs to be reeducated....

Ensete superbum......hmm, where do I make the break for pronunciation...

I prefer Ensete super bum......rather than superb um.

Maybe if an 'I' was inserted......Ensete superbium sounds much better

Now if I could get rid of the super bum in my garden.. (my son)....
Isn't it pronounced su-per'-bum?
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Default Re: Ensete superbum

I think it's a similar thing to the optical illusions, you either see two faces or you see a vase. It's either super bum or superb um. I'm in the super bum camp myself, but then that's my sense of humour.

I have taken a couple of photos, but to be honest they look like glaucum and ventricosum and any other ensete I've seen young. In fact they look very similar to some palm seeds I have growing when they are very young.
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Isn't it pronounced su-per'-bum?
Maybe the emphasis should be on the first syllable....

Sooooper bum! and away!

Now let's congratulate the germinator and end this silliness...it has gone farther that it should...
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