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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 02-25-2009, 07:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I thought it would be fun to see pictures of plants grown from seed.
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey Michael, I want to see a picture of "Spots" or whatever its current name is! (post# 64945)
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Old 02-26-2009, 12:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Good idea Michael, I will definitely support this thread.
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One of the few bananas I've grown from "seed to seed"...well almost at least (this plant didn't make seed, but its the thought that counts!)
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Well I have to admit failure on this plant so far even though I've tried to kill him several ways. I germinated an Ensette Ventricosum in less than two weeks. He popped up and looked so good I named him "Spike." He was growing so fast I decided to change his name to "Speedy." That nice big leaf came out and I thought that maybe "Leif" would be a good name. I had a dome over him and I guess the humidity caused a case of the white fuzzies and it looked like "Crash" was most appropiate. I dug him up and dipped his roots in fungicide and potted him up in straight perlite but he kept crashing. So anyhow "Looser" was looking so bad I just hated looking at him and had thought of adding him to the compost pile. He started putting out a little sprial leaf. I thought no way he'd pull though this but "Comeback Kid" added another leaf, small and deformed. "Tiny" put out another bigger leaf and another. Wow, I gave him a little water soluable fertlizer to help him along. "Spots" has nice nitrogen burns on all 4 leaves. Oh well I repotted him up tonight and I hope to rename him soon.

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Hey Michael, "Killer " should be you, if you succeed. I prefer "Die Hard" With this name, at least you can have "Die Hard 2", Die Hard 3" or the latest "Die Hard 4".....
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Die Hard would be perfect. Since its was nitrogen burn I even thought of Bernie or Nitro. If he crashes out Bernie as in "Weekend at Bernie's" would fit. But if he grows big and majestic I like Nitro. I don't know though Pukie is kinda growing on me.


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Here's part of a bunch of the Musa acuminata subsp sumatrana aka Rojo aka Zebrina. They are about 3 months old from seed. The growth is slow to this point. Once the leaves get the maroon blotching, they grow very fast. They put up a new leaf once every 3.5 days.
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That's so cool Gabe to have grown your M. balbisiana x M. dasycarpa from seed and have it bloom. Man you set the rung pretty high there.
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Loved seeing all your pictures, I hope one day I will post a picture and can brag, for now I'll just listen to all you have been telling me and I hope I do it right.
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I really love this species. I bought a bunch of old seeds and managed to get 3/10. They got too big for the pot so I had to transfer them to my nursery to the ground. It is approx 1 yr old in this pix. I just gotta get more. I like the common name, Bird's Nest Banana cos if I didn't trim the leaves it looks like the Bird Nest's fern, Asplenium nidus.

I am going to get lots more sds and use this plant for landscaping at my nursery. Note the water clogged pot. At this size, it seems to enjoy it but not when young whereby they prefer a very porous soil.
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Darn you Tog. I just had to go order a 100!
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Spot today. Come on guys post some pics of bananas you have grown from seed.
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I think this thread will interesting to see what bananas every have grown
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Hey Michael whats up buddy? I have been trying but with no luck... I'm thinking it was not a good idea ordering nana seeds off of ebay... Total waste of time... but I'll keep trying... Just remember I'll stop by this summer to check out your plants & cocktail or two..... Your plant looks great!!!
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Variegated Musa beccarii!
This was germinated on Feb '09. I got only 4/50 even though the sds were listed as fresh when I bought them. Let's hope it will stay like this as it grows. Being variegated, the growth is slow and I did not give it fert cos I don't want it to build up strength and turn all green.
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I'm too scurred to attempt it yet...
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hey tog now thats what im looking for lol a veg. oramental that is on my gotta have list i never seen one before that is great
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