Bananas.org

Welcome to the Bananas.org forums.

You're currently viewing our message boards as a guest which gives you limited access to participate in discussions and access our other features such as our wiki and photo gallery. By joining our community, you'll have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload photos, and access many other special features. Registration is fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Go Back   Bananas.org > Banana Forum > Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics
The Facebook Platform
Register Photo Gallery Classifieds Wiki Chat Map Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics This forum is for discussions of banana plant health topics such as coloration issues, burning, insects, pruning, transplanting, separating pups, viruses, disease, and other general banana plant health and maintenance issues.


Members currently in the chatroom: 0
The most chatters online in one day was 17, 09-06-2009.
No one is currently using the chat.

Reply   Email this Page Email this Page
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-29-2019, 06:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 1
BananaBucks : 273
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 0 Times
Was Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default newbie question: can I leave pups on?

I have a dismal history trying to grow things, but I've managed to keep three banana trees I planted as little ones alive for 7 months or so. I planted two of them in my front yard because I wanted to create a dense tropical stand of plants. So one of them is growing a lot of pups (see attached pic) and I was thinking of leaving them on because (a) I'm worried if I try separating them I'll kill the parent tree; and (b) because I like the idea of a dense stand of jungle plants.

Is this a bad idea? If I fertilize and water enough will they be alright? For the ones in the front yard I don't care so much about actually growing bananas, they're there mostly for aesthetic reasons. If I have to get rid of them, would it be safest just to cut them at the base to make sure I don't inadvertently damage the main plant?

For some reason I can't upload pictures to my gallery, but here:

https://ibb.co/tXFyBBQ
https://ibb.co/RS4CR4b
andrewc2005 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To andrewc2005

Join Bananas.org Today!

Are you a banana plant enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Bananas.org is owned and operated by fellow banana plant enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information. Receive all three issues from Volume 1 of Bananas Magazine with your membership:
   

Join Bananas.org Today! - Click Here


Sponsors

Old 03-31-2019, 09:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
banana cereal killer
 
beam2050's Avatar
 
Location: middleburg fl.
Zone: 9
Name: walkinbeam
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 1,288
BananaBucks : 844
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 4,460 Times
Was Thanked 2,211 Times in 988 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 493 Times
Default Re: newbie question: can I leave pups on?

yours.



beam2050 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To beam2050
Said thanks:
Old 03-31-2019, 11:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
Location: Gulf Coast Mississippi
Zone: 9a
Name: TJ
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 484
BananaBucks : 27,695
Feedback: 6 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 1,069 Times
Was Thanked 654 Times in 331 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 145 Times
Bananas Brindando Re: newbie question: can I leave pups on?

Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewc2005 View Post
I want to create a dense tropical stan So one of them is growing a lot of pups (see attached pic) and I was thinking of leaving them on because (a) I'm worried if I try separating them I'll kill the parent tree; and (b) because I like the idea of a dense stand of jungle plants.

Is this a bad idea? If I fertilize and water enough will they be alright? For the ones in the front yard I don't care so much about actually growing bananas, they're there mostly for aesthetic reasons. If I have to get rid of them, would it be safest just to cut them at the base to make sure I don't inadvertently damage the main plant?
Where do you live?
If you decide to separate pups from mom, It is far more iikey that you will kill the pups and mom will survive until she dies a natural death. There are posts on how to separate pups on this forum. Be sure to read and watch them before attempting. Aslong as you get good roots on the pups , they can be repllanted to start another mat.
Good luck
__________________
Growing: Orinoco, Rajapuri, Dwarf Cav, SDC, TT, Dwarf Red, Dwarf Namwah, Tall Namwah (aka Ice Cream), Dwarf Brazilian, Veinte Cohol, California Gold, Double Mohai, NOT-Goldfinger, Gran Nain, Velutina
Jose263 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Jose263
Reply   Email this Page Email this Page






Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
curled leave on Blood leave brydon1 Main Banana Discussion 5 06-16-2009 06:52 PM
leave all the pups on? nucci60 Cold Hardy Bananas 23 06-18-2008 06:30 PM
Newbie Question... Tman11787 Main Banana Discussion 2 04-22-2008 05:48 PM
Newbie Question Blossom Main Banana Discussion 26 04-09-2008 05:17 PM
Newbie Question Blossom Member Introductions 4 03-09-2008 01:04 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:00 PM.





Follow us:
Twitter YouTube

All content © Bananas.org & the respective author.