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Old 08-06-2011, 06:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Bronze flag leaf!?!?!?

Is this a flag leaf? If so its the first one I've ever had on any of my bananas I'm really excited just saw it today!!!


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Good job Kat! What type is that?
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Good job Kat! What type is that?
It is a bronze ornata. I also have lavender most of which are bigger than the bronze and no blooming yet, hopefully soon!
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It sure is, congrats and show us lots of pictures as it blooms.
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When they are ready can I come over and feast on one?
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Yep, flag leaf with the bud. Congrats!
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We are progressing slowly but surely LOL

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Just an FYI, the correct ID on your plant is Musa laterita. They are often listed as M. ornata in the trade, however.

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Updated photos!!!



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Cool...so happy for you.
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Its amazing its so small. The main pseudostem I got from Chris in May didn't make it and this one popped up so it was just a baby not even 2 months ago. It's only about 4ft tall total! I can't wait till I have a bunch blooming. There are 2 pups coming up from this one plus I have 3 others planted around the yard that I got from him my 2nd trip! Can't wait!
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What is that super fuel you are using? That plant is exceeding the speed limit. Save me a pup if you can. I might even have to come up and check out your plants soon. Don't forget to let me know when your supply is replenished.
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Is it just the lighting or what? The bracts seem extra dark in these latest shots. Beautiful color!
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Is it just the lighting or what? The bracts seem extra dark in these latest shots. Beautiful color!
I took these at 8 at night so that might be why. I will take a picture today with day lighting
and post. I work until 7 so I have to run around the yard to see everything before its completely dark lol. I will be sad when I lose daylight hours!

As far as fertilizer I am using banana fuel from plantsthatproduce.com its really awesome! I'm out and have to order more next payday lol.
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