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Old 12-25-2011, 03:56 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
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My banana plant is growing really slow but its healthy and has 3 leafs. =D
That is good to hear. Obviously you treated it like you should any houseplant.



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After bragging in this thread early last winter about the health of my indoor banana (Ornata) plants,
I noticed some damage from mites or something else darn near invisible. It was just days before an
extended absence and I did some spraying with a mild soap solution. It must have helped a bit,
but not enough, because, when I returned >two months later, there was some more damage, but
IMOEO not as bad as it might have been, had I left it untreated prior to our departure.

Another insecticide treatment upon return seemed to have brought the problem under control.
The last two leaves were basically unaffected. New leaves are not developing fast as they
did, after I first brought them in (then: 2 weeks; now: just under 4 weeks). I am not sure,
if the reason is less fertilizing during our absence or a delayed reaction to the period of short days
in mid winter.

The good news is that there is now the first new pub sprouting. When I got the mother in Vietnam
last year it had one cub, which I separated then and there and about seven nodes for more. More
about that here: I Think I Scored a Coup

After planting the PS of the mother died, but the corm sent out 2 new cubs, which developed over
summer into the plants you see further down in this thread in the big pot. The one in the smaller
pot beside it is the original pub, which I separated off in Vietnam.

The new pub is now the third one from the original mother corm since I planted it. And there
is now a little green dot visible on an exposed part of the corm, which may well develop into the
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After bragging in this thread early last winter about the health of my indoor banana (Ornata) plants,
I noticed some damage from mites or something else darn near invisible. It was just days before an
extended absence and I did some spraying with a mild soap solution. It must have helped a bit,
but not enough, because, when I returned >two months later, there was some more damage, but
IMOEO not as bad as it might have been, had I left it untreated prior to our departure.

Another insecticide treatment upon return seemed to have brought the problem under control.
The last two leaves were basically unaffected. New leaves are not developing fast as they
did, after I first brought them in (then: 2 weeks; now: just under 4 weeks). I am not sure,
if the reason is less fertilizing during our absence or a delayed reaction to the period of short days
in mid winter.

The good news is that there is now the first new pub sprouting. When I got the mother in Vietnam
last year it had one cub, which I separated then and there and about seven nodes for more. More
about that here: I Think I Scored a Coup

After planting the PS of the mother died, but the corm sent out 2 new cubs, which developed over
summer into the plants you see further down in this thread in the big pot. The one in the smaller
pot beside it is the original pub, which I separated off in Vietnam.

The new pub is now the third one from the original mother corm since I planted it. And there
is now a little green dot visible on an exposed part of the corm, which may well develop into the
fourth pub.










I think it's pup
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Thanks, Tony, I sometimes need some help, getting confused: -cub, pup, pub (now here is one I can
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Thats so kewl. =) My banana plant died but i will have 2 new banana plants in the mail soon. I'll spray soap on them if they have bugs.Why is did you put a screen around them?
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You know you can always just move to California
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Oh man, that would totaly be my happy place. =D I would grow huge banana plants and live on the beach at Marina Del Rey!
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So, you want to grow banana indoor.
This is topic for me
First, you must put her in a sunny room that has a lot of oxygen. It's a bit problem if you have moist in your room. You can easily cut her leafes if they bother you. During winter she will once or twice open new leaf, but very rare and slow. Mine bananas have opened only one leaf. That's good winter growing for me Keep container moist, but not too much, you can control it by your finger.
So that's my advice, I'll be glad if I helped !
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Thats so kewl. =) My banana plant died but i will have 2 new banana plants in the mail soon. I'll spray soap on them if they have bugs.Why is did you put a screen around them?
I have two cats
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Oh. =O I'm allergic so I wont need screens.
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great idea with the screens! I got 3, plus I'm allergic oh well I still love them.
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Oh man! do you take the meds or get the allergy shots? i didn't want too so i got a pet tarantula cuz I don't sneeze now and i want a Amber Bearded Dragon too but there like $145 for the cheapest one so i have to wait. my tarantula owns! Its a Red Knee and it can live 30 or 40 years.

I talked to dad tonight and i can get my new banana plants in May. Its still too cold here. Im getting a Velutina banana plant and a Pineapple banana plant. i want a blue Shrimp plant too.
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Aren't pineapple banana plants from Willis Orchard? I wouldn't order from them. Members on the Org have had bad experiences from them. If you want a cold hardy edible try California Gold or Dwarf Orinoco.
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Order from Willis at your own risk.

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Thanks cuz that really blows! thats where i saw those banana plants. I bookmarked that site and im going to look for a better site to get my banana plants from. I havent seen a TyTy site yet but i wont order from them either.
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Some of the members here run nurseries. Here are some you might want to try:

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Hey thanks! =) i bookmarked those sites in my plants folder. I didn't see a Pineapple banana plant but thats a ton of really cool plants. $179 for a banana plant? =O that must be really rare. I still have a whole month to decide but i know it won't be that one, lol.
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$179 would probably be Ae Ae. That is really rare, and variegated too. Not even I would try growing it here, as I'm still new to this and it's a really finicky plant. I think Pineapple banana plant was just a term coined by Willis Orchard.
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Another insecticide treatment upon return seemed to have brought the problem under control.
Or so I thought.
I have these little beige bugs, which compare to white flies like a VW beetle to an A386 airliner.
Because the are so wee, they do not show up very well, causing me to think my job well done.
So I sprayed them again with a soapy solution. A couple of days later they were still marching
up and down that leaf.

Commercial insecticide again - one hour later bugs still unencumbered. Another immediate
application of soapy solution. ---> These guys are having fun with me.

Now I am torn between two alternatives:
- Chop off the affected leaf (so far it appears to be only one) outright or...
- spray it with rubbing alcohol.
The latter will probably not kill them either, but at least they might no longer march in a
straight line like a North Korean soldier in a Kim-parade.

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Or so I thought.
I have these little beige bugs, which compare to white flies like a VW beetle to an A386 airliner.
Because the are so wee, they do not show up very well, causing me to think my job well done.
So I sprayed them again with a soapy solution. A couple of days later they were still marching
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Commercial insecticide again - one hour later bugs still unencumbered. Another immediate
application of soapy solution. ---> These guys are having fun with me.

Now I am torn between two alternatives:
- Chop off the affected leaf (so far it appears to be only one) outright or...
- spray it with rubbing alcohol.
The latter will probably not kill them either, but at least they might no longer march in a
straight line like a North Korean soldier in a Kim-parade.

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Can't you wipe them off with a damp cloth ?
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