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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 02-20-2009, 07:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Joy Musa violascens Germination

First one popped just after 33 days!


Hi people, the seeds germinating here are from the first bunch of fruits I collected from the wild late last year. When I had the fruits, they were still rock hard and I just left it under shade outside my house. After a week, they started to soften up so I decided to clean the seeds for germination.

In all they were in soak for 5 days. I then sowed them into a plastic box which you people call deli box. The media was a standard seed mix, moist, but not overly wet. It took approx 33 days from the date of sowing for the first seed to pop. Temp was high 90+F during the day and 80F during the night.

Ok, since I have done it, let's hear from the people who received the seeds from me! The interesting thing about M-v seeds is that once they are dried, they will float when you soak them. ALL of them!

I am looking forward to your posts!
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Old 02-20-2009, 10:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice Tog,
How many seed is in every box?
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Old 02-20-2009, 10:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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How many seed is in every box?
You mean for the M-v? I put in around 50 sds. I did it for my own record as I already have some seedlings which I collected from the wild.
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Only thing I was collecting in wildness last 3 days is strong wind in my bones.
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Well Ante, I am off again to the jungles to see my Orang Asli friend first thing tomorrow morning. He says he found 2 new species of dracaena for me. I am pretty excited to see what they are. Will update you if I see any interesting 'naner species...
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Hope that U ll find something new.
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Well Ante, I am off again to the jungles to see my Orang Asli friend first thing tomorrow morning. He says he found 2 new species of dracaena for me. I am pretty excited to see what they are. Will update you if I see any interesting 'naner species...
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Default Re: Musa violascens Germination

Thanks for the update, Tog! Mine have only been in the box for 6 days. They did all eventually sink to the bottom after a few days soaking. I have mine on a heat pad, 14 hours on and 10 off. Not sure of the exact temps, but it gets pretty warm in the boxes. I use a mix of 70% coco coir, 30% perlite. Hopefully by this time next month, I'll be able to tell you about the great quantities of Musa violascens I have germinating! Thanks,

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Good results Tog!
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This is an update after 3 months since the first sd sprouted. The whole box is crammed fulled of sdlgs and a rough count indicated 90+% success rate from the 50 sds. Since I have a couple of these plants in my collection, I will grow them a while and then release the sdlgs into areas where this species is found....well, unless one of them is a variegated one!

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Bravo Tog!
Beautifull. What are dimensions of these deli boxes. Im not familliar with any so I cannot compare the sizes.
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Im still waiting for mine to sprout.
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Any update from those that are growing these from Tog?
I sewed mine just the other day after a good soak for many days.
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