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Forum: Ornamental Bananas 04-18-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,531
Posted By Eric-Orlando,FL
Re: Musa ornata "Milky Way" heading toward extinction.

The Leu's donated the property to the City of Orlando back in 1961 to be maintained as a public Garden. Mr. Leu's main interest were camellias and Leu Gardens has one of the largest camellia...
Forum: Ornamental Bananas 04-18-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,531
Posted By Eric-Orlando,FL
Re: Musa ornata "Milky Way" heading toward extinction.

So is 'Milky Way' really disappearing from cultivation? Wonder if Aristarts would put it into TC ?
Forum: Ornamental Bananas 04-18-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,531
Posted By Eric-Orlando,FL
Re: Musa ornata "Milky Way" heading toward extinction.

LOL !!!

Theft has become an increasing bigger proble here. Just a few weeks ago we planted out some 1 gal. dwarf horsetails in the Cycad Gd. and a few days later they were missing.
Forum: Ornamental Bananas 04-15-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,531
Posted By Eric-Orlando,FL
Re: Musa ornata "Milky Way" heading toward extinction.

I hate to be a wet blanket but this comment has distressed me since I was alerted to it. The removal of plants from a botanical garden without permission is still considered THEFT and AGAINST THE LAW...
Forum: Species Bananas 02-03-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,010
Posted By Eric-Orlando,FL
Musa sikkimensis-the best banana for leaf hardiness?

I have noticed Musa sikkimensis seems to have the hardiest leaves to cold here. All other bananas (species and hybrids) have their foliage freeze right at 32-33F, even M. basjoo. But M. sikkimensis...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-27-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,698
Posted By Eric-Orlando,FL
Re: Bananas, etc. from TPIE Show.

It was a really good show this year. I was glad to see Ensete glaucum put into TC. Its the best Ensete for here.
Forum: Ornamental Bananas 12-15-2009, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,342
Posted By Eric-Orlando,FL
Re: nice clump of 'Siam Ruby' at Sea World

They have had Alocasia 'Stingray' in containers around there back in summer but I didn't see them on Sunday.
Forum: Ornamental Bananas 12-14-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,342
Posted By Eric-Orlando,FL
nice clump of 'Siam Ruby' at Sea World

I was at Sea World yesterday. Got this photo of a clump of 'Siam Ruby' growing under the new Manta roller coaster. The tallest stems are almost 6ft tall. None were flowering...
Forum: Species Bananas 11-04-2008, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,907
Posted By Eric-Orlando,FL
Re: "Burmese Blue"- has the species been determinied yet?

Both of the clumps we have came from Going Bananas. They have never really thrived here. We have had several flower but only one set fruit but it never full set. Ours only got to about...
Forum: Species Bananas 10-28-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,907
Posted By Eric-Orlando,FL
"Burmese Blue"- has the species been determinied yet?

Has it been determined what "Burmese Blue" is yet? a variety of Musa itinerans?
Forum: Species Bananas 10-22-2008, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,965
Posted By Eric-Orlando,FL
Re: Musa textilis flowering

I was last there 2 years ago. The photo I took was at the door where you go into that section that had rainforest conservation exibits then led into the Temperate House. Now that I think about it I...
Forum: Species Bananas 10-22-2008, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,965
Posted By Eric-Orlando,FL
Re: Musa textilis flowering

Gabe,

If it is a hybrid, is it crossed with M. textilis?
Forum: Species Bananas 10-22-2008, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,965
Posted By Eric-Orlando,FL
Re: Musa textilis flowering

There is a big clump of what is labeled as M. textilis in the Climatron at MOBOT in St. Louis. They are the bananas in the the left side of this...
Forum: Species Bananas 10-22-2008, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,965
Posted By Eric-Orlando,FL
Re: Musa textilis flowering

It does look like M. balbisiana. Heres a couple photos I have from our clump we used to have. Both the M. balbisiana and M. textilis came from Going...
Forum: Species Bananas 10-22-2008, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,421
Posted By Eric-Orlando,FL
Re: ensete agharkarii

Kew has it listed as a valid species, native from S. Assam to SE. Bangladesh
Forum: Species Bananas 10-22-2008, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,965
Posted By Eric-Orlando,FL
Musa textilis flowering

A couple stems in our clump of Musa textilis are currently...
Forum: Species Bananas 10-22-2008, 08:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,474
Posted By Eric-Orlando,FL
Re: Re : New Ensete livinstonianum seedlings

Several of mine of finally germinated too.
Forum: Species Bananas 08-25-2008, 11:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,170
Posted By Eric-Orlando,FL
Re: Musa banksii flowering

We got it from Going Bananas back in March 2002.
Forum: Species Bananas 06-20-2008, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,203
Posted By Eric-Orlando,FL
Re: flowering Musa itinerans var. xishuangbannaensis/itinerans update

Hopefully some of the other trunks will flower later this year and maybe set fruit. I would like to distribute seed if they do. So far 2 trunks have flowered but no fruit set.
Forum: Species Bananas 06-20-2008, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,203
Posted By Eric-Orlando,FL
Re: flowering Musa itinerans var. xishuangbannaensis/itinerans update

It is a trunk of Schizolobium parahyba, Fern Tree. It is a legume tree native to tropical rainforests in Central and South America. For the first few years the tree is very fast growing and...
Forum: Species Bananas 06-11-2008, 05:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,257
Posted By Eric-Orlando,FL
Musa 'African Red'

Musa 'African Red' is an ornamental banana species that grows 6-8ft tall. The inflorescences are a bright pinkish red. The bees love the flowers. Ours are growing in filtered light and it wet, mucky...
Forum: Species Bananas 06-02-2008, 07:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,170
Posted By Eric-Orlando,FL
Re: Musa banksii flowering

Hopefully with 2 inflorescences going I can get some viable seed from this.
Forum: Species Bananas 05-21-2008, 10:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,170
Posted By Eric-Orlando,FL
Re: Musa banksii flowering

Glad you all enjoyed it. It is growing under the high canopy of a southern live oak that is loaded with Spanish Moss.

:aliennaner:
Forum: Species Bananas 05-20-2008, 02:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,170
Posted By Eric-Orlando,FL
Musa banksii flowering

Our Musa banksii is flowering, actually the 2 big stems are both flowering. This grows well but doesn't sucker heavily.

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc37/Leu51/Bananas/img_1295.jpg
Forum: Species Bananas 03-14-2008, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,203
Posted By Eric-Orlando,FL
Re: flowering Musa itinerans var. itinerans update

No red sap, just a semi-clear watery one. So far none of the rhizomes seem to be more than 5ft. long There are about 10 trunks in the clump.

The seed for this came from Nature Products. It was...
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