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Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 08-21-2017, 05:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,582
Posted By benbaron
Ensete hiniba

The fabled Ensete hiniba. The most rare and sought after Ensete available. One of the fastest growing, rarest. These are lovely green upright, Ensete with thicker leaves. We have an exclusive deal...
Forum: Banana Identification 12-14-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,764
Posted By benbaron
Re: Thoughts on the ID of this beauty?

So - additional thoughts? clearly not namwa pearl or phantom.
Ps this is from a supplier of mine that has found this in a new line of stock - its not a one off but in establishing the plant has...
Forum: Banana Identification 12-14-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,764
Posted By benbaron
Re: Thoughts on the ID of this beauty?

Bit of an update on this - exposure to the sun changes its colour...
Forum: Banana Identification 11-21-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,764
Posted By benbaron
Thoughts on the ID of this beauty?

What you think guys? Any thoughts on the ID of this..

http://www.thetropicalplantcompany.co.uk/images/20161120150707.jpg
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-30-2016, 04:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,299
Posted By benbaron
Re: Ensete maurelii in the heat

Coco fibres, interesting posting regarding the pigments. I had a feeling it could have been due to ph myself - but I'll let him know - stick em in clay and see what happens.
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 08-25-2016, 03:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,109
Posted By benbaron
Re: My tissue culture experiment

What was the time scale from chop to growing plug?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-25-2016, 03:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By benbaron
Re: My updated list

If only we could grow nanas like the majority of those...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-24-2016, 03:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,299
Posted By benbaron
Re: Ensete maurelii in the heat

Sunlight = green in the UK, they work the opposite to musa. Less light more red. But - as stated the chap has had them in shade also..
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-23-2016, 04:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,299
Posted By benbaron
Ensete maurelii in the heat

Hi all,
Im chatting with a chap in Thailand that I sent some Tc'd ensete maurelii plugs to. They grow nice and healthy but have turned bright green, losing all the red colouration.
My initial...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 04-29-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 964
Posted By benbaron
Variegated Musa Basjoo

Since Ive acquired 6 of these Ive 3 or 4 of these for sale, potentially 2 in florida which I may let go to avoid USA customs issues.

Get in touch for details.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-29-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,310
Posted By benbaron
Variegated Musa Basjoo

Imagine my surprise when I opened my delivery from my Tc supplier of Musa basjoo, to be treated to an eye opening sight of a variegated Musa basjoo...then imagine my excitement at finding another,...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 09-26-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,109
Posted By benbaron
Re: Banana Plants For Sale & Free A'ea'e with orders

Oh come Keith!!! Ive a big wadge of money here in the UK for you!!!
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 09-07-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,233
Posted By benbaron
Re: Variegated Musa Basjoo

Not sure I'll risk it in the ground until Ive a spare pup to keep. It will be kept potted this winter for sure.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 09-07-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,233
Posted By benbaron
Re: Variegated Musa Basjoo

Quick update, growing really well now, 3 nearly 4 leaves out in 2 weeks..a tiny pup showing but not much growth on that over the last...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-04-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,779
Posted By benbaron
Re: Manini (AeAe) corms doing great!!

How "puppy" are these manini? In comparison with basjoo?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-03-2015, 02:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,779
Posted By benbaron
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 08-25-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,233
Posted By benbaron
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 08-25-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,233
Posted By benbaron
Variegated Musa Basjoo

Here we go guys - it arrived toasted but its growing really well now, soon be ready for re-potting and getting outside....

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r290/Karen4b/DSC_0015.jpg
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 08-19-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,247
Posted By benbaron
What is ideal soil temperature for basjoo growth?

Hi all,

Ive a special basjoo I want to give the best care for, as such its inside at the min and on a heat mat.
Im looking for information on the ideal soil temperature for root development and...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 07-07-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,086
Posted By benbaron
how do I move a good sized plant without droop?

Hi all,

I moved a decent sized plant at the weekend but its really suffered by doing this and just wondering how you guys do it. I know I could just lop off the leaves etc but Id prefer to move it...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 06-25-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,321
Posted By benbaron
Re: Varigated Basjoo?

I thought it was too good to be true....I checked on the corm and to my horror found it wasnt from my basjoo tc stuff but from a Siki red tiger pup - which explains the red colourings.

So ...it...
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 06-24-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,392
Posted By benbaron
Re: Helens hybrid - will it fruit in a heated polytunnel?

Ive got my eye on a variegated raja puri (pup hopefully, fringers crossed ;) so perhaps I'll just try with that one.
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 06-24-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,392
Posted By benbaron
Re: Helens hybrid - will it fruit in a heated polytunnel?

mmm ok I might have to look for another fruit worthy nana then that will be smaller. Ive got the helens already so thought might as well but if its going to go large.....Ive only got 7ft so bummer. ...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 06-23-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,321
Posted By benbaron
Re: Varigated Basjoo?

Quick update : I took a look at the new uncurling leaf yesterday morning and couldnt see any variegation......looked this morning after its pushed another inch out and its still there :woohoonaner: ...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 06-16-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,321
Posted By benbaron
Varigated Basjoo?

Found this amongst some of my Tcd basjoos. Looks like variegation to me...not only that but there are flecks of red in as well as white. Crossing my fingers its a goer...
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