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Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 08-08-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,203
Posted By Tropicallvr
Re: container banana Mexicali

I've had problems with leaves frying during 110F heat wave(normally high 90's here). M.balbisiana was unfazed, as was Musa Ornata, but the Himalayan types hated it. Also clay pots tend to heat up,...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-07-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,238
Posted By Tropicallvr
Re: Ensete Ventricosum Flower

That's a really huge one for the pot, good job. Do you remember where you bought the seeds? The seeds I've grown from bananatree.com have had red p-stems, and I wouldn't mind growing some with green...
Forum: Banana Identification 08-03-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,419
Posted By Tropicallvr
Re: Dwarf musa to classify.

Looks like an ornamental, my guess is a Musa ornata type because of the upright leaves, and hue.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-02-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,883
Posted By Tropicallvr
Re: Musa Sikkimensis mature height

For me on the chilly northern California coast sikkimensis(agri-starts clone) started growing in spring before M.basjoo, but I never saw it's ultimate height. It would probably get taller with a...
Forum: Banana Identification 06-28-2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,793
Posted By Tropicallvr
Re: Please ID with Pictures

Looks like some type of bromeliad.
Forum: Member Introductions 06-24-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,565
Posted By Tropicallvr
Re: Tropicalizing in Zone 8b/9a

Nice yard! Musella lasiocarpa is hardy in your zone, it's a odd dwarf banana with a really nice flower.
Forum: Banana Seed Germination Forum 06-12-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,096
Posted By Tropicallvr
Re: Musa seeds sprouting!

If you are thinking of selling a couple of those when they get bigger put me on the list.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 06-12-2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,407
Posted By Tropicallvr
Re: Plants that complement bananas...

Gingers look good. My favorite compainion plant for potted Musa is succulents, they have a really shollow root base so they don't choke the banana for water/space.
Forum: Other Plants 05-12-2010, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,074
Posted By Tropicallvr
Re: divide potted bamboo?

If the shoots are still small I'd go for it and they'll just abort to save energy. Do you know what genus/species it is?
Forum: Banana Identification 05-12-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,213
Posted By Tropicallvr
Re: ID help,please

Looks like India form to me, my two didn't have red on the undersides of leafs.
Forum: Other Plants 05-12-2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,074
Posted By Tropicallvr
Re: divide potted bamboo?

It's a good time of year to divide most bamboos before they shoot. If it's super dense/woody you might want to try a hand saw, sawzall, or chainsaw(if no rocks). Good luck with it.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-26-2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,526
Posted By Tropicallvr
Re: Cold Tolerant Plantain

I've heard that the Puerto Rican variety has good cold tolerance, and hopefully soon there will be some of those highland african types available.
Forum: DIY - Gardening Do It Yourself 02-19-2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,804
Posted By Tropicallvr
Re: "geothermal" greenhouses

A friend of mine in Montana has the inground temp heat exchange, but it's hooked up to her well water. It's supposed to cost alot more than a conventional, but pays for it self in 10+...
Forum: DIY - Gardening Do It Yourself 02-18-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,804
Posted By Tropicallvr
Re: "geothermal" greenhouses

Sunfish, that's a good take on the system with the solar, with the pea gravel. The only thing that seems like it would make it better is more of a underground pattern. Maybe inground water pipes with...
Forum: DIY - Gardening Do It Yourself 02-18-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,446
Posted By Tropicallvr
Wink Re: comparisons of heat mat costs and performance

back to the infloor heating idea. The in floor heating is usually set up after the rebar is tied, just before the cement slab is poured. Which is then tiled over using thinset. I've seen it hooked...
Forum: DIY - Gardening Do It Yourself 02-18-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,804
Posted By Tropicallvr
"geothermal" greenhouses

Found this googleing geothermal greenhouses. It's a zone 6 (Missouri)green house that grows figs without heat source, but it's not really geothermal. The owner says it never got below 48F last...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-17-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,731
Posted By Tropicallvr
Re: Plant Delight Nursery ?

Their travel stories are a good read. They frequently mention seeing wild bananas on their plant/seed collecting trips, too bad they haven't introduced more zone 7 Musa.
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 02-16-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,616
Posted By Tropicallvr
Re: Cold hardy Container Bananas??

The banana will probably be a zone or two less hardy in a pot than in the ground.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-12-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,815
Posted By Tropicallvr
Re: Nanners in India & Nepal?

A guy I worked for lived in Nepal in the 70's and said there were some edible seeded bananas there that he imported(big head ache he said) to the US. He said they were growing at about 4,000 ft, so...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-09-2009, 01:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,898
Posted By Tropicallvr
Re: Awesome Producer- Ty Ty Gold

Did you guys happen to get a look at the one JD anderson is selling as Musa 'Rust'. Sounds like an interesting ornamental, but the $200 minimum has kept me away.
Forum: Species Bananas 07-03-2009, 07:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,302
Posted By Tropicallvr
Re: Musa Formosana = Musa Basjoo?

I just got the recent introduction of Musa basjoo 'Formosiana', and the seeds are just like the ones in Matt's picture. The only thing that makes me wonder is that in the description of Musa...
Forum: Banana Identification 06-20-2009, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,462
Posted By Tropicallvr
Re: Basjoo or Musella?

Kinda looks like the missing link between Musa and Ensete in that pic, maybe oneday someone should try to hybridize Musella with Ensete.
Forum: Species Bananas 06-01-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,839
Posted By Tropicallvr
Re: Musa basjoo 'Formosiana'(from Tawain)

Alright, thanks for clearing that up, I'll be placing an order soon.
Forum: Species Bananas 05-31-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,839
Posted By Tropicallvr
Re: Musa basjoo 'Formosiana'(from Tawain)

Phil,
Are the seeds you are selling the same ones as you sold previously?
Are the seeds you are selling from plants like the ones in the first few pics, or the balbisiana looking one in the last...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 05-31-2009, 03:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,345
Posted By Tropicallvr
Re: Are ALL these cold hardy?

Ensete glaucum shouldn't be on any cold hardy list, but in the future there could be a cold hardy one collected from colder places/elevations. E.ventricosum is alot cold hardier, and tolerates cold...
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