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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-13-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,675
Posted By varig8
Re: Deformed variegation

This problem isnt an unusual one with variegated plants, but it isnt chronic. The distorted tissue is caused by the rate of growth between the normal green tissue with chlorophyll and the mutant...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-04-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 814
Posted By varig8
Fertilizing banana flowers for seeded acuminata HELP!

Musa acuminata ssp. Siamea variegated. My dilemma; everytime this has flowered the fruit has not been viable and filled out to produce seed. I thought I would hand pollinate the flowers. I can't find...
Forum: Banana Identification 06-01-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,310
Posted By varig8
Re: Nam Wa or Ta Nee

Both Ta Nee, Pretty easy to tell. Correctly ID'd as Musa Balbisiana "Indonesian Ivory". Gets extremely large with BIG trunks and HUGE suckers, produces seeded fruit.
Nam wah is thought to be a...
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 02-12-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,066
Posted By varig8
Re: Dwarf Namwah Pearl

They are no longer in production from Agristarts,, which is the only TC company that I am aware that ever sold them. I think Agristarts also gave this form the name "Pearl". They were entirely too...
Forum: Ornamental Bananas 12-28-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,542
Posted By varig8
Re: other propagation "grafting experiment"

Creating a hybrid by this means is not possible. Zero probability. The most you could accomplish by this means is growing both varieties closely together.
Forum: Banana Seed Germination Forum 11-26-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 56,857
Posted By varig8
Re: Germination guide

thai is so wrong..........
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 10-22-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,360
Posted By varig8
Re: Why Do Banana Plants Pup?

Maybe they had'nt suckered so much as you think and they were planted with more than one plant per each container to make for a nicer looking potted plant? Doesnt seem very likely to me that a single...
Forum: Species Bananas 10-02-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,862
Posted By varig8
Re: New banana varieties

God waves his magic wand..........
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-02-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 882
Posted By varig8
Re: Siam Ruby question

seems to be a finicky plant to get started and acclimated. My Thai friend tells me they LOVE full sun and heat. not cold tolerant AT ALL. very drought tolerant, too much water could be problematic....
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 08-29-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,475
Posted By varig8
Re: When can I remove an AeAe pup..

Growing in Hawaii, as you experience, conditions are ideal for the Aeae. Yours is showing its appreciation by producing so many pups. In this case, it is not harmful to remove the majority of excess...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 08-29-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,475
Posted By varig8
Re: When can I remove an AeAe pup..

I would agree with the prior post. Having said that, I would ask you why you want to remove it? Having grown Aeae for many decades, it would be my suggestion to you that you allow the first few...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-24-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,651
Posted By varig8
Re: Sucker Removal

If you are cutting them off to throw them away,then you've done a good job. If you are removing them to propagate,then you've done a terrible job-it will never live. You must get a sucker with some...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-26-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,141
Posted By varig8
Re: Variegated bananas

most variegated plants are not stable, they are not genetic clones....Most are somatic mutants. Each mutant plant will have a different degree of chlorophyll, (or lack of) within its meristem....
Forum: Other Plants 04-20-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,033
Posted By varig8
Re: Hawaiian Flower

i think that proteas require speciific growing conditions in order to bloom.
in Hawaii they are grown at higher elevationd o
the slopes of the volcanos.
Forum: Banana Books, Book Reviews, & Other Reading Material 04-05-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,930
Posted By varig8
Re: An improved field method for the rapid multiplication of plantain

Why bother? This seems the same as cutting the P-stem to the ground and damaging the meristem. The corm would naturally start to push more suckers as the apical meristem would have been damaged and...
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 01-31-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,234
Posted By varig8
Re: AeAe

Let me know if you cant find one. I used to sell them , but I no longer grow AeAe as I have found the variegated Indonesian Ivory looks almost identical and is a much hardier and less finicky plant...
Forum: Tiki Hut 12-31-2011, 12:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,541
Posted By varig8
Re: Betta splendens, Siamese Fighting Fish

Glad you enjoyed the pix. Yes, all the shrimp photos are of freshwater species. All of the ones listed as coming from Sulawesi have only been discovered in the freshwater lakes of Sulawesi in recent...
Forum: Tiki Hut 12-30-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,541
Posted By varig8
Re: Betta splendens, Siamese Fighting Fish

I believe that an interest in fish, or other animals, is a natural for hobbyists who have an interest in plants as well. Seems an appreciation for the diverse life in nature goes hand in hand. Ive...
Forum: Ornamental Bananas 12-19-2011, 11:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,053
Posted By varig8
Re: Ae-Ae bananas on Hawaii Island

As I mentioned earlier, and in a few other threads concerning variegation, fertilizers will not change this mutation in plants. Since the majority of these variegates are unstable (they are not...
Forum: Ornamental Bananas 12-19-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,053
Posted By varig8
Re: Ae-Ae bananas on Hawaii Island

"With this application, the white areas tend to green-up just enough to prevent most sunburn."

Just a small footnote to what I have often read from other members or heard from some plant...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 12-15-2011, 01:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 13,564
Posted By varig8
Re: Don't ever give up on plants with no roots!

Well, this is surprising! How nice it is to learn something new! I would have NEVER thought that putting a corm in water would work in developing roots. I would have thought that it would just rot...
Forum: Tiki Hut 12-05-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 992
Posted By varig8
Re: Battling with spider mites!

At the top of the banana.org page, you will see on the upper right side a "search". Type in "Spider mites". All the threads and information on the site will be available for you to read.
The best...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-26-2011, 01:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,409
Posted By varig8
Re: What to do with them?

This was my initial thought, and I think the best solution to your problem. Simple is always best.:ha:
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 11-23-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,916
Posted By varig8
Re: Unique overwintering question

There seems to be a bit of mis-understanding here concerning the phrase "over wintering" bananas. Im going to assume that what this overused phrase originally meant is; cut the plant down, dig up the...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 11-12-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,985
Posted By varig8
Re: Battling spider mites every year.

The best thing to use is liquid IVORY SOAP mixed in a sprayer with warm water. Its true that just plain water will work, but you must constantly spray them or the mites will just continue to...
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