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Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 08-21-2017, 05:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,542
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 Plants For Sale & Auction 12-16-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,059
Posted By benbaron
Re: Large Namwa corm for sale or trade

Missed this - always interested in variegated - I like the look of this.
Forum: Banana Identification 12-14-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,720
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: 3,720
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 11-22-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,720
Posted By benbaron
Re: Thoughts on the ID of this beauty?

Thought so, thanks guys. Havent seen it up close or there would be better pics. Soon....
Forum: Banana Identification 11-21-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,720
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: 1,271
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: 2,093
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: 547
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: 1,271
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: 1,271
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: 959
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: 1,303
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: 13,069
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: Banana Plants Wanted 09-24-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 800
Posted By benbaron
Looking for wholesale source of a'ea'e

Hi all,

Im looking for a reliable wholesale source for a'ea'e that is willing to ship to the UK.
Also other variegated musa would be very much welcome.

Please get in touch with sources.

cheers
Ben
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 09-10-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,205
Posted By benbaron
Re: Variegated Musa Basjoo

It sure is a gorgeous nana. Its currently doing around 2 - 3 inches a day. Its in a perfect environment for it at the min, but will soon outgrow its location, at that point I think slow down will...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 09-07-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,205
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: 2,205
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: 2,747
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: 2,747
Posted By benbaron
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-02-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,747
Posted By benbaron
Re: Manini (AeAe) corms doing great!!

Im so tempted to try one but with my climate..... :(
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 08-25-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,205
Posted By benbaron
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 08-25-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,205
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: 1,231
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: Species Bananas 07-31-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,548
Posted By benbaron
Re: Musa Sikkimensis not happy in hot temps?

Interesting but Im growing quite a few of these in my polytunnel which has seen highs of 45deg C and sustained 30 + for a couple of weeks and they loved it. how is your humidity levels perhaps its...
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