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Old 06-09-2018, 10:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This does not look like a Dwarf Cavendish to me. There is no coloring (reddish) on the pstem or wine-stain on the leaves. ... It might possibly be a Truely Tiny which may or may not show wine stains on the leaves but has a green pstem.

Next: The pot must have drain holes for excess water to drain out. I can't tell from the photo if it does.

Next: the potting soil needs to come up to about 1" to 2" below the pot rim.

Next: The plants appear to be planted too deep. The top of the corm needs to be at the soil surface. This is where the pstem changes color and joins the corm/bulb.

Now, all of the pstems are pups. The original pstem has likely died back and new pups are growing. ....OR ... your plant looks more like a TC that didn't have the growth hormone cleaned off very well and a plantlet cluster actively growing. ... You could try to separate some of the plantlets. Look for any that can be cut with minimum damage the corm ( I don't know how big the corm is here)or other plants. Re pot in a 8" or 10" pot. But make sure each has some corm and roots.
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