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Old 10-31-2020, 01:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Germinating Musa Velutina

I have not grown any banana plants before but I am very interested in them. I have an indoor "growery" (not for weed just veggies and fruits xD) and I live in San Diego. I would like to grow some Musa Velutina plants from seed, starting them in the growery and then transplanting them outside into a pot. I just want to make sure my plans are correct for them. Here is what I plan on doing:

1: File one side of the seeds down until I see the white inside (only do that for half, and leave the other half normal for experimental purposes)
2: Let them soak in water for 48 hours
3: Plant them in 3 inch peat pots (I am planning on doing half in soil, half in peat moss, and also some in a paper towel to try a couple methods)
4: Have the pots sit on a heat mat for 5 hours of the day
5: Let them germinate and continue to grow until they are 6 inches to a foot tall inside of the "growery" (which has a average humidity of 50 - 60% and average temperature of 68 - 78 F)
6: Slowly acclimate them to outside
7: Plant them in a pot where they will stay

Also, I have heard that after flowering/fruiting they will die, and I am assuming the pups will then grow up to flower/fruit the next year.
One last thing, how many plants would go well in a 5 gallon pot. I am assuming just one but I also feel like 2 or 3 could fit pretty well. My goal is to have them fruit within a year of germination. Thank you so much!
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Old 11-01-2020, 05:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Germinating Musa Velutina

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I have not grown any banana plants before but I am very interested in them. I have an indoor "growery" (not for weed just veggies and fruits xD) and I live in San Diego. I would like to grow some Musa Velutina plants from seed, starting them in the growery and then transplanting them outside into a pot. I just want to make sure my plans are correct for them. Here is what I plan on doing:

1: File one side of the seeds down until I see the white inside (only do that for half, and leave the other half normal for experimental purposes)
2: Let them soak in water for 48 hours
3: Plant them in 3 inch peat pots (I am planning on doing half in soil, half in peat moss, and also some in a paper towel to try a couple methods)
4: Have the pots sit on a heat mat for 5 hours of the day
5: Let them germinate and continue to grow until they are 6 inches to a foot tall inside of the "growery" (which has a average humidity of 50 - 60% and average temperature of 68 - 78 F)
6: Slowly acclimate them to outside
7: Plant them in a pot where they will stay

Also, I have heard that after flowering/fruiting they will die, and I am assuming the pups will then grow up to flower/fruit the next year.
One last thing, how many plants would go well in a 5 gallon pot. I am assuming just one but I also feel like 2 or 3 could fit pretty well. My goal is to have them fruit within a year of germination. Thank you so much!
There are many threads for this plant.
I had picked up seeds 20 days ago and they are hopefully going to grow.

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What is your method of trying to germinate them? Thank you!
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