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 > Ornamental Bananas
The Facebook Platform
Register Photo Gallery Classifieds Wiki Chat Map Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Ornamental Bananas This forum is for discussions of ornamental bananas. Ornate bananas are beautiful and a joy to grow. And there are so many types to discuss and learn about.


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 10-19-2014, 02:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
Longwoods Tropicals's Avatar
 
Zone: 6
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 96
BananaBucks : 17,540
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 46 Times
Was Thanked 229 Times in 67 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 2 Times
Default Ensete Glaucum experiment.

Without a doubt after this year that the snow banana or ensete glaucum is my favorite banana, it's graceful yet muscular form is a winner. I purchased two tiny seedlings and grew them out slowly for a year before planting them this spring as two foot plants. They both topped out over ten feet high, with pseudostems of five feet.


Their seeds are known as being fairly easy to germinate as far as bananas go, I tried some a few years back to no avail, so I am trying to reproduce them by division.

Here it is before division.




Just after the not so even division. They were treated with bio fungicide at this time.



And potted out and ready for winter and some vigorous new growth, I hope.



I'll update when and if signs of growth are visable.

Regards Harold
Longwoods Tropicals is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Longwoods Tropicals

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 10-19-2014, 03:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
░▒▓█ Јustin █▓▒░
 
jbyrd88888's Avatar
 
Location: H.P., N.C.
Zone: 7-J
Name: Justin
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 668
BananaBucks : 20,001
Feedback: 2 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 2,104 Times
Was Thanked 973 Times in 368 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 236 Times
Bananas Brindando Re: Ensete Glaucum experiment.

Awesome post! Subscribed and anxious me needa know if one needs a home next year!

I'm maybe/probably going to try something like this to my Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' next year. A similar beefy cousin.

I'm most interested to learn the optimal root level height. Yours seem to be level with the soil surface?

I like your cool tool too!
__________________
■□■ J-Bert's Nana Grow Log ○●○
●○● UPDATED 6-21-2015 ■□■

jbyrd88888 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To jbyrd88888
Old 10-19-2014, 04:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
Longwoods Tropicals's Avatar
 
Zone: 6
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 96
BananaBucks : 17,540
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 46 Times
Was Thanked 229 Times in 67 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 2 Times
Default Re: Ensete Glaucum experiment.

I'm most interested to learn the optimal root level height. Yours seem to be level with the soil surface?


Half of them are about level, the other half I tried to bury an inch or so.

Good luck keeping them warm too!

They're in my house 72 degrees and the smaller ones are on a heat mat as well.

I'm maybe/probably going to try something like this to my Ensete ventricosum

I had initially meant to disect one of my big Maurellis but I ended up just potting two sizable rooted corm chips and saved the main plants.

I like your cool tool too!

A kitchen knife just don't cut it any more, LOL, that's a good thing.

Thanks
Longwoods Tropicals is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Longwoods Tropicals
Old 10-22-2014, 11:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
Moderator

 
bigdog's Avatar
 
Location: Smyrna, TN
Zone: 7a
Name: Frank
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,986
BananaBucks : 468,087
Feedback: 7 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 195 Times
Was Thanked 1,628 Times in 455 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 131 Times
Send a message via AIM to bigdog Send a message via MSN to bigdog
Default Re: Ensete Glaucum experiment.

Hmm...I'm pretty sure that this doesn't work with E. glaucum. The only Ensete that this can work with is E. ventricusum. Keep us updated though! You never know.
bigdog is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To bigdog
Old 10-23-2014, 07:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
Hobby obsessor maximus
 
Location: Oklahoma
Zone: zone 7
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 1,092
BananaBucks : 170,386
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 854 Times
Was Thanked 1,267 Times in 610 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 85 Times
Default Re: Ensete Glaucum experiment.

I grew this from seed germinated in December and it reached over 10 feet this year also, very fast grower, yeppers I don't think this will work with Glaucum, but hey you never know till you experiment lol.
__________________

If you don't eat yer meat, you can't have any Banana pudding! How can you have any Banana pudding if you don't eat yer meat?!


Click for weather forecast
siege2050 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To siege2050
Said thanks:
Sponsors

Old 01-11-2015, 11:35 AM   #6 (permalink)
 
Longwoods Tropicals's Avatar
 
Zone: 6
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 96
BananaBucks : 17,540
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 46 Times
Was Thanked 229 Times in 67 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 2 Times
Default Re: Ensete Glaucum experiment.

It appears as though this is NOT a viable option for ensete glaucm. After 3 months of bottom heat the only thing growing were white flies. All of the roots and corm were rotted and no longer viable.

At least my other one seems to be happy enough.

Regards Harold
Longwoods Tropicals is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Longwoods Tropicals
Old 01-12-2015, 02:44 PM   #7 (permalink)
Hobby obsessor maximus
 
Location: Oklahoma
Zone: zone 7
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 1,092
BananaBucks : 170,386
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 854 Times
Was Thanked 1,267 Times in 610 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 85 Times
Default Re: Ensete Glaucum experiment.

Well, its good to know it wont work though. Your post will save many Ensete Glaucum from being chopped up. I just hope mine survives its stay in my crawlspace this winter, I still cant believe how big it got from seed in its first year.
__________________

If you don't eat yer meat, you can't have any Banana pudding! How can you have any Banana pudding if you don't eat yer meat?!


Click for weather forecast
siege2050 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To siege2050
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
Plants Wanted: Ensete Ventricosum, Ensete Superbum, Ensete Glaucum SoularPower Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 7 03-10-2017 03:56 AM
My Ensete Glaucum siege2050 Species Bananas 6 08-06-2014 05:53 PM
Ensete Glaucum experiment eric27 Banana Seed Germination Forum 2 03-05-2011 02:05 PM
Ensete glaucum Yuri Banana Seed Germination Forum 20 01-28-2011 10:20 AM
Ensete glaucum Velutina Main Banana Discussion 7 07-11-2010 06:26 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:20 AM.





Follow us:
Twitter YouTube

All content © Bananas.org & the respective author.