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Pallen 01-07-2014 02:22 AM

My First SDC Pups
 
On my first Super Dwarf Cavendish (that is 16" from dirt to top of the pseudostem trunk) I now have 5 sword pups growing in my 16 gallon container. :woohoonaner: No big news for many of you, but cool to a new grower. Now to decide how big to let them get before separating some of them to give to friends. Any suggestions?
And any suggestions of what can I do to increase my chances of a bloom?

I would have reduced the size this pic I posted if I knew how. I have since added some dirt around the roots that are showing.

shawndac1 03-14-2014 12:25 AM

Re: My First SDC Pups
 
Has it bloomed yet???

Pallen 03-14-2014 01:31 AM

Re: My First SDC Pups
 
Nope. I recently transplanted it(Caven) from the 16 gallon to a 21 gallon pot. In the process I removed and potted three of the pups. I gave the best pup to my Mom and the two others are sitting under the mother plant. I still have 5 pups that are still attached to 'Caven'. Later this spring when the nights warm up I plan to plant some of the pups outside to start a mat. I will also take the Mother plant outside to get some sun to increase the chances of hopefully some fruit. This summer I will only be one year since I was given my SDC from my wife as a start itself, so I hope I am not being overly optimistic to get some nanners later on this summer.

See my blog for pictures.

So much for a quick reply, you got me mono-logging about my kids. ;)

shawndac1 03-14-2014 07:07 AM

Re: My First SDC Pups
 
:)) maybe you will if not I'm sure one of the pups should bloom for ya I would love one of these smaller naners I hav a basjoo and orinioco I'm trying outside but I'm thinking they will be to big to bring in by winter lol, but I want a small one like these

GreenFin 03-14-2014 02:25 PM

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Rock on!!! :08: :08:

The first of many :bananas_b

LilRaverBoi 03-14-2014 03:33 PM

Re: My First SDC Pups
 
Definitely do not transplant them off any time soon or they will likely not have enough roots to survive. Congrats on the pups, though.

shawndac1 04-11-2014 10:57 AM

Re: My First SDC Pups
 
Got my sdc a few days ago excited ������http://i1307.photobucket.com/albums/...psoob3dhsz.png

Pallen 04-11-2014 01:22 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by shawndac1 (Post 242577)
Got my sdc a few days ago excited ������


Awesome, Now just watch your baby grow. Soon enough you will need a 20 gallon pot.

shawndac1 04-11-2014 03:32 PM

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Oh wow thats so big lol will it bust theough a smaller pot or can i keep it confined ?

Pallen 04-11-2014 04:04 PM

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You can keep in a small pot to retard the size and keep it as an ornamental, but no bananas for you.

shawndac1 04-11-2014 05:30 PM

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Awwww well i want bananas lol!!!!

Hammocked Banana 04-11-2014 09:29 PM

Re: My First SDC Pups
 
Pallen your nanner seems to be planted very shallow. If ure gunna put it outside in the wind I would be careful. Maybe top dress/mulch with 1-2" of worm casting or compost, whatever u got room for.

Pallen 04-11-2014 11:25 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Hammocked Banana (Post 242632)
Pallen your nanner seems to be planted very shallow. If ure gunna put it outside in the wind I would be careful. Maybe top dress/mulch with 1-2" of worm casting or compost, whatever u got room for.

You are correct, since the above picture was taken I added more soil. And since then this SDC has been replanted in a 21 gallon wine container liner.

Hammocked Banana 04-11-2014 11:41 PM

Re: My First SDC Pups
 
Ah ya, I can be a little late to the party sometimes. What is that blob of goo on your nanner in the first pic?

Pallen 04-12-2014 12:14 AM

Re: My First SDC Pups
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Hammocked Banana (Post 242644)
What is that blob of goo on your nanner in the first pic?

I don't know why the plant split there, it was during an active growth phase. It took almost two weeks to totally stop weeping. Being new to nanners I let it go as plant growing pains.


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