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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 08-20-2018, 07:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Joy Giant Yunnan Banana (Musa Itinerans Gigantea)

So I ordered these seeds from and they arrived fast. I also ordered some trays with domes and heating mats, which will be here this Thursday. I can't wait! These guys are supposed to grow up to 40ft tall!

I did order the Ingens as well but those may take another 4 weeks for them to arrive. I'll keep this thread updated with my progress.

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Keep us updated.. I'm trying again from seedman as well. Got them in a sealed mason jar in damp vermiculite outdoors in the shade. I got one of these to germinate before, but I disturbed it too much in its early growth (via emptying the jar and letting it dry out). This time, I won't do anything until I see green emerge!

I'm still skeptical about whether this will be xishuangbannaensis or not.. since the name isn't listed in the description anywhere. If yours sprout, they should have a red sap when cutting the petioles, red undersides of young leaves at certain heights, and a brownish-red pseudo when it matures. Here is the link

Wish you luck. Hopefully ours will sprout and are the giants we seek!
Growing: Ensete ventricosum 'maurelli', Musa balbisiana 'Thai Black', basjoo, dwarf cavendish, Itinerans var. itinerans, lasiocarpa, orinoco (tall), saba, siam ruby, sikkimensis 'red tiger', TaNee, and zebrina.

Seeking: Musa Itinerans var. xishuanbannaensis, French Red Plantain, Peekeli, and Ensete ventricosum.
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