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Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 08-16-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 826
Posted By nealnick5
Re: My Musa itinerans var. xishuanbannaensis planted in VA

Loving the growth but 100% not xishuangbannaensis. Still cool to collect.. almost like a soft version of bamboo!!! No pups yet but at 2ft deep it will have many rhizomes that survive winter!!! can't...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-16-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 500
Posted By nealnick5
Re: Nana super slow after roots dried out over winter

Update plant rotted in fine sand and pearlite.. 50/50.. misunderstanding. Course sand was required. Anyways, 2 pups lived so I am happy!!!!
Forum: Species Bananas 07-29-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 17,509
Posted By nealnick5
Re: Musa yunnanensis officially described!

So far the basjoos since they're 3 years old and in the ground.. everything else is potted and fairly young/small. The Mekong Giant is getting some nice size to it now though, but not even close to...
Forum: Species Bananas 07-26-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 17,509
Posted By nealnick5
Re: Musa yunnanensis officially described!

Sorry forgot to update this. TURNS OUT Mekong Giant is actually Itinerans var. itinerans. What a ripoff. The sap is white. Xishuangbannaensis has red sap. Here's the link explaining the differences...
Forum: Banana Seed Germination Forum 07-02-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 912
Posted By nealnick5
Re: Giant Yunnan Banana (Musa Itinerans Gigantea)

I think one is germinating!!! It's in the middle of the pic.. white part emerging! It looks like the tip of it is brown but that's just a piece of vermiculite. I might transfer it to a pearlite jar...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 06-27-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,152
Posted By nealnick5
Re: Musa basjoo never makes it

My friend "Iowa" had some basjoo I sent him this past winter. They got blasts of -40F and returned this spring. My winterization method works wonders. Mine actually grew when it was under 32 out on a...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-16-2019, 01:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 187
Posted By nealnick5
FaceBook Group Planet Musa

Hi! I have only been growing nanas for 3 years and the addiction has grown even more after using the FaceBook group called Planet Musa. There are some experts, and novices, just like this on this...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 06-15-2019, 01:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,199
Posted By nealnick5
Re: Ensete sale!

What are your seed sources/germination methods? So far I have nothing lol trying "Big Seeds" from either Etsy or Amazon in vermiculite in a sealed mason jar. Has only been 1 month, so maybe I'm being...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 06-15-2019, 01:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,199
Posted By nealnick5
Re: Ensete sale!

Unfortunately I know nothing about trading laws. I am assuming every plant (usually cacti) from oversees were approved first, legally, but i have no idea what that entails. Thank you but I guess I'll...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-15-2019, 01:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By nealnick5
Re: Bunchy Top Virus Spread Through 5 Species

Where can I get his posts/contact him? I just want my species/GENUSES to remain virus free as they have been!!! Thank you for your post
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-15-2019, 01:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By nealnick5
Re: Bunchy Top Virus Spread Through 5 Species

Thank you for this. The video demonstrated the severity of water-spread diseases/pests and I am positive I'll never plant any garbage (AKA cannas.. lol) in the same soil. But it never hurts to be...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-15-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By nealnick5
Re: Bunchy Top Virus Spread Through 5 Species

From what we know.. i bought 9 different types of cannas any many had the canna virus here in USA. I will forever be cautious and research/quarantine new sh** I buy haha
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-15-2019, 12:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By nealnick5
Re: Bunchy Top Virus Spread Through 5 Species

Hey I am here to learn.. and I will never forget this differentiation. I really appreciate this.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-12-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By nealnick5
Bunchy Top Virus Spread Through 5 Species

So is this true? According to a 2014 documentary, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaMqJfH8yXE 40:21-40:57, bunchy top is spread all throughout musa, gingers, cannas, tumerics, and cardamom plants...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-12-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 500
Posted By nealnick5
Re: Nana super slow after roots dried out over winter

I followed all of your suggestions. Just waiting now. Thanks again so much. The pups are doing well outdoors and I replaced all banana plants with 50% sand, 25% pearlite, 25% potting soil *Mixed...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-08-2019, 12:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 500
Posted By nealnick5
Re: Nana super slow after roots dried out over winter

Ok I will redo the potting mix! (Figured I couldn't get off so easily.. *sigh* lol) I will do this tomorrow morning. @Hmelendez how do you know when new plants are forming new roots though? Do you...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-07-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 500
Posted By nealnick5
Re: Nana super slow after roots dried out over winter

The pups/corms/corm callous are all in WET (from rain) potting soil, and the mother (5ft pseudo) is in dry potting soil in the garage. Are you saying I should plant them all in sand? I checked the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-07-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 500
Posted By nealnick5
Re: Nana super slow after roots dried out over winter

Wait am I the only one here who drinks bleach from the bottle? But anyways, thank you all for your help! I cut off the callous and soaked in water with a small amount of bleach for 30 min. I hope the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-06-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 500
Posted By nealnick5
Re: Nana super slow after roots dried out over winter

OK so I examined it. I meant to specify that the rot had calloused over and hardened. Still cut it off or leave it? Also, I soaked it in a bucket of water for 3 hours to kill any mealworms that may...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-05-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 500
Posted By nealnick5
Re: Nana super slow after roots dried out over winter

Well I dug it up.. tons of rotten roots and part of the corm bottom rotted. I'm assuming it was still recovering, so I removed the dead roots. Soil is fine.. there were a few mealworms in it though.....
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-05-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,605
Posted By nealnick5
Re: French Red Plantain Corm Sprouting !

If you get one you could always plant it in a pot at my house. Just saying! Haha
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-05-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 500
Posted By nealnick5
Unhappy Nana super slow after roots dried out over winter

So this winter I had a variegated TaNee about 8ft in a 55+ gal pot all summer. After cutting, it was about 5ft in a 55+ gal pot. It was kept indoors at 70F, but I let it dry out too much and it lost...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-02-2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,605
Posted By nealnick5
Re: French Red Plantain Corm Sprouting !

I am hoping I can get one from PR Giants but if I can't, i'll possibly attempt to trade you kudzu for your French Red XD honestly the prettiest nana in my opinion!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-31-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,605
Posted By nealnick5
Re: French Red Plantain Corm Sprouting !

I know this is an old thread but I'm seeking one of these rare beauties! Anyone know where I can purchase one?
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 05-31-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 177
Posted By nealnick5
Musa French Red Plantain

Anyone know where to obtain these? Thanks!
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