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Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 08-08-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,267
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: 11,655
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: 2,486
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: 4,011
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: 1,855
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: 3,678
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: 10,381
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: 9,627
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: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-26-2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,722
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 02-18-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,970
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, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,970
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: Species Bananas 07-03-2009, 07:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,737
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: Species Bananas 05-31-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,960
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: Banana Identification 04-09-2009, 11:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,992
Posted By Tropicallvr
Re: Musa sp. Helen's Hybrid?

Sorry no photo of it in the day time, but it did have the recurved leaf base like in the close up. I can't remember if the other sikkimensis hybrids had that also, but they probably have that too....
Forum: Banana Identification 04-09-2009, 12:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,992
Posted By Tropicallvr
Re: Musa sp. Helen's Hybrid?

looks a bit like Daj giant, but looks abit like all the sikkimensis hybrids(sikkimensisXparadisica, helens, balboa park and daj giant) nice looking one!
Forum: Species Bananas 01-08-2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,573
Posted By Tropicallvr
Re: Musa sp 'New Bhutan'

Here's a link to the other thread of Musa 'Bhutan' with a pic of a few plants with different characteristics.
http://www.bananas.org/f15/musa-bhutan-2811.html
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-07-2009, 08:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,821
Posted By Tropicallvr
Re: Musa balbisiana 'Black Thai', how tall?

I missed out on getting one from Jarred, but Brians Botanicals had some nice sized ones (more expensive though).
Forum: Other Plants 01-02-2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,281
Posted By Tropicallvr
Re: Puerto Vallarta Botanic Garden

And more native bamboo taken in the rain at the bus stop. It's a type of Otatea, that is larger, and spreads rapidly, but is utilized for it strong wood by locals. There's three types of native...
Forum: Other Plants 01-02-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,281
Posted By Tropicallvr
Puerto Vallarta Botanic Garden

During the summer, and early fall the jungle is really beautiful, and well watered due to the summer rains, that were heavier than ussual in 2008.
Definatly a nice time to check out the Puerto...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-02-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,821
Posted By Tropicallvr
Re: Musa balbisiana 'Black Thai', how tall?

Here's a picture taken at the same time as the original post. The two pups are now huge, and the leaves still have a slightly upright look to...
Forum: Species Bananas 01-02-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,941
Posted By Tropicallvr
Re: Musa aurantiaca, how's yours looking?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v302/Tropicallvr/Sayulita%20august%202008/40540020.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v302/Tropicallvr/Sayulita%20august%202008/40540019.jpg
Here's another couple...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-23-2008, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,113
Posted By Tropicallvr
Re: Here we go again! Fire in Santa Barbara.

Good to hear that the fire didn't get your house. I just went to a funeral in Carpenteria, and had no idea how bad it was up there on Mountain drive. The only two people I know(beside relatives) in...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-27-2008, 11:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,279
Posted By Tropicallvr
Re: Agri-Starts

Steuwe and sons has great square pots that are good for conserving space. They are used alot by palm tree growers, but I was thinking about ordering their MT46 for banana plants- ...
Forum: Other Plants 09-26-2008, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 988
Posted By Tropicallvr
Re: Alocasia ID

alocasia cuculata?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-26-2008, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,148
Posted By Tropicallvr
Re: Deer-Resistant Bananas and Palms?

I've had deer eat the melon plant that was hidden in between my bananas, but not touch the bananas(basjoo also).
I gave my neighbor(6 miles away) a nice sized basjoo, and the deer ate his down to...
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