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Old 06-28-2021, 02:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hiya folks, my velutina that is only just over a year old looks like it is flowering, no flag leaf or indication but I'm not sure its going to make it to the top, so if it pops out the side as it looks like it might what may I need to do to help it ,as in does it need supporting? This is first banana flower so want to get it right even if my Nana is taking a short cut!!!
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Old 06-28-2021, 05:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hiya folks, my velutina that is only just over a year old looks like it is flowering, no flag leaf or indication but I'm not sure its going to make it to the top, so if it pops out the side as it looks like it might what may I need to do to help it ,as in does it need supporting? This is first banana flower so want to get it right even if my Nana is taking a short cut!!!
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A snap taken this morning!!! Very excited just a race now before the cold sets in I guess.
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So wait a minute...that flower just popped out of the middle of the pseudostem? Am I seeing that right? Is that common? Very interesting.....and congrats on the flower, that's excellent!!!
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I've not seen any others take the shortcut on the www, I did not think it was going to make to the top looked like a snake that had eaten a mouse!

So its about 5 inchs from the top where the last leaf was still very tightly wrapped so assuming it was choked.
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Today's update.
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Looking good!! I am getting closer to picking one of these up myself!
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They are ideal for folk on the cooler climates like myself, short plant easy to move, extremely quick to flower or at least this plant was, some of my blgger plants are no longer going to fit in the house or greenhouse this winter so I'm sadly going give them the chop for the first time!!

I've s few pups from my musa v and hopefully soon lots of fresh seeds....

Does anyone know the time to maturity on the bananas?
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My velutina took 2 months and it was about this time of year as well. (Daylight decline)
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A snap taken this morning!!! Very excited just a race now before the cold sets in I guess.
Thatís awesome! Love to see this odd and usual stuff that can happen. Thanks for sharing.
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So now a second M. Velutina looks like it might flower, this plant is a year old and only just over a foot pseudostem around two foot with leaves...

To mods, if this thread is now in the wrong section please feel free to move it as it started as a 'health advice' and has now turned into my YAY Ive got flowers!!!!
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Today's update on the second velutina flower, flag leaf seems to of been pushed out with the bud as this plant is doing things properly!!
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Today's update on the second velutina flower, flag leaf seems to of been pushed out with the bud as this plant is doing things properly!!

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nice!
i need to get velutina! next year i think i will get one

have you considered planting them in the ground and mulching them over the winter?

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Flower number two update,
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How old / tall is this plant??
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About a year and just over a foot pseudostem so very yound and very small!
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About a year and just over a foot pseudostem so very yound and very small!
And you already have flowers and fruit wow.

I have a velutina pup

How big/old is the main plant??
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Very pretty and quite impressive!
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