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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 12-05-2019, 08:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default First attempt to grow Musa Velutina

I have no experience in growing musa plants from seed. Below the steps that I'm doing. Feedback, comments are more than welcome.

I ordered 20 seeds through ebay. They were well packed and with instructions to germinate them.

First i used sandpaper to scratch them

After that I let them soak for 10 minutes in water with hydrogen peroxide 3%. What I noticed was that a lot of them didn't sink to the buttom of the cup. Most of the time that is a bad sign. Picked them out of the water on placed them on a paper towel.

I boiled some water and let it cool of to 35 degrees celcius. I prepared two cups. One with just water, the second one water with seedbooster pro. I have never tried it and i thought this is the right moment for it. Curious if the product has any effect on germanation.

Now I let them soak for at least 24 hours in these cups. I have placed them on my heat map in my grow tent which has a separate dark space.

Next is potting them .

I could use some advice. What soil should I use, plant the seeds in one greenhouse or in separate pots with a plastic bag?

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Old 12-06-2019, 12:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hiya Re: First attempt to grow Musa Velutina

It's nothing so tender, you can relax and have fun trying to germinate them. Main key with Musa seeds is freshness, everything else is less important. First throw away all that floating seeds, any clean medium is good, I recommend community pot until they grow 10 cm. Enjoy.
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