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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 08-08-2021, 06:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Growing Acuminata Colla Variegated

I'm going to try a few ways to germinate the seeds and I'll update this thread.

I have some in a nice Humidity Dome with a thermostat controlled heat mat & LED grow light once they germinate.
I also have several outside to take in the natural heat & humidity (but no direct sun) under my porch.

For these I'm using 50/50 Peat Moss / Perlite mix

I'll also try just planting some places around the yard to see if the all-natural method works as well.





Thank you PRGiants for acquiring the seeds!
I'm super stoked... Let's Go!
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Old 08-08-2021, 10:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Hope it works Out!
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After 5 weeks and about 40 seeds planted in different spots (indoor/outdoor/in-ground)... I was beginning to lose hope...but I finally got my first seedling!

This is also literally a miracle seedling... This was one of the ones I kept outside in small starter pots.
The eye of Cat 1 / Tropical Storm Nicholas went through my area.
Several of my things were tossed across my lawn due to the heavy winds including some of my potted bananas... but this little guy miraculously stayed put and sprouted the next day!!!! WHAT!?!



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1 Week later...

It put out its first leaf... and it's definitely striped!
I don't want to call it a variegated sport just yet... but looks very promising





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Awesome, man!
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Here is the seedling now
I've only been letting it get early morning sun then stay in the shade.
I think I'm going to move it inside under the grow light

The leaves coming out are green but it's definitely variegated





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That's so cool, I've got to try get me some of those seeds!!
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Lookin good! Btw those Orinoco you gave me are super healthy and growing great now that I’ve got them in the ground. Cavendish didn’t make it(thanks to a dog thinking they looked good).
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Hello,

Can you tell me where do you find these seeds?

thank you very much
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