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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-13-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Truly Tiny Banana Questions

http://www.bananas.org/f2/my-fruiting-m-truly-tiny-48850.html
Forum: Other Plants 02-23-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Nepenthes Pitcher Plant

Now, blooming:

http://www.general-cathexis.com/images/NepentheseFlower1_2-23-20.jpg

http://www.general-cathexis.com/images/NepentheseFlower2_2-23-20.jpg
Forum: Ornamental Bananas 01-26-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,172
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Resilient little lasiocarpas.

The pseudostem is 24" and the flower diameter is 14". It may interest you to know that the flower has a lot of nectar that sort of tastes like corn syrup on...
Forum: Ornamental Bananas 01-16-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,172
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Resilient little lasiocarpas.

Goal achieved:

http://www.general-cathexis.com/images/MusellaLasiocarpa.jpg
Forum: Ornamental Bananas 12-26-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By aruzinsky
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 12-23-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Spider Mites

I spray all of my potted plants once a month, whether they need it or not, with

Avid 2 ml/gal
Bifen XTS 1 ml/gal
Triton X-100 2 ml/gal

If the plant is a food crop, I substitute Dragnet SFR for...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 12-06-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Spider Mites

https://www.houzz.com/discussions/3727944/has-anyone-ever-completely-eradicated-spider-mites-from-an-ivy
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-22-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: The Effect of Uniconizole on Dwarf Namwah

http://www.general-cathexis.com/images/NamWah10-8-19.jpg

During the summer, I gave it many additional doses of uniconazole without additional effect. I am pessimistic about it not outgrowing my...
Forum: Other Plants 09-18-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 989
Views: 94,216
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: What did you harvest today (other plants)?

Regarding the unwanted rotation, if you used File Explorer to "rotate" the JPEG file to an upright position, it is probably the fault of Windows 10. The methods used differ between Windows 10 and...
Forum: Ornamental Bananas 07-18-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,012
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: E. 'Maurelii' versus E. 'Montbeliardii'

Just to be clear, I don't think that the intermediates are crosses between maurelli and mantbeliardi. I suspect that they are self-crosses of Maurelli because Maurelli is relatively common.

Just...
Forum: Tiki Hut 07-15-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 93,795
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: What Are You Listening To?

Although I typically dislike country music, I listen to a lot of Patsy Cline because she has the clearest female voice that I have ever heard. In her most popular songs, her southern accent is...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-14-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: The Effect of Uniconizole on Dwarf Namwah

No. As I said before, it was repotted 7/3/19.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-13-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: The Effect of Uniconazole on Dwarf Namwah

It's so that it will fit into my greenhouse during the winter and possibly fruit there.

I bought uniconazole (I misspelled it in the title) on Ebay about 3 years ago. There were many sellers, but,...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-12-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By aruzinsky
The Effect of Uniconizole on Dwarf Namwah

Only the one on the left was given a soil drench of 1 ppm uniconazole on 12/16/18. The plants were identical at the time, in identical pots. The treated plant was repotted on...
Forum: Other Plants 07-12-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Nepenthes Pitcher Plant

Update:

I repotted and moved it outdoors for the summer:

http://www.general-cathexis.com/images/Nepenthes1_7-11-19.jpg

It is doing well despite full sunlight and low...
Forum: Ornamental Bananas 06-28-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 842
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Musella Lasiocarpa Flowering

Please, post a few wide shots of the entire plant to put things into perspective.

Is it your experience that musella lasiocarpa attracts mites more than other banana plants? It is mine, and I have...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-13-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 837
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Send Warm Weather

Global warming propaganda for Iowans:

https://statesummaries.ncics.org/chapter/ia/
Forum: Tiki Hut 04-15-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,463
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Wind Chill is Fake News

The view from my window, yesterday:

http://www.general-cathexis.com/images/Snow4-14-19.jpg
Forum: Banana Plant Soil, Additives, and Fertilizer 04-06-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,273
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: DIY Biochar

Do you have empirical proof that biochar improves the growth of plants? I would like to see a side by side comparison of plants grown in soil or potting media with biochar versus perlite because I...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-10-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Plastic pot or clay pot for super dwarf cavendish?

I guess he means that his big plastic pots have handles. Anyway, that is an advantage.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-09-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 844
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Guttation

Guttation is a sign of good health because it requires a healthy root system.

I've noticed that lemon plants, which do not guttate, are prone to getting edema, as evidence by necrotic spots on the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-09-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Plastic pot or clay pot for super dwarf cavendish?

Clay pots build up algae and other crud on the outside and are difficult to clean. I haven't used them in decades because they are a pain.

The only time clay shows an advantage over plastic pots is...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 02-25-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,743
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Need Replacement Banana Food Recommendation

For potted plants, it is better to include large amounts of calcium and magnesium:

Peter's Excel 15-5-15 Cal-Mag fertilizer (completely...
Forum: Tiki Hut 02-13-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,888
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: It's to cold!!!

Don't worry. The World will end in 12 years:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI-rhPkUag0
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 02-04-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,770
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Container collection

I use peanut butter for mice. If I wanted to kill squirrels, I would use rat traps in the manner you described. Unlike for mice, I don't want to attract squirrels, nor do I want to physically...
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