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Forum: Other Plants 02-07-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 16,358
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Re: The Pineapple Diaries

Many of the pineapple companies will pierce the growing point. On the Del Montes I have noticed that if you start peeling the leaves off you will find a hole right through the growing point.
Forum: Other Plants 01-08-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,142
Posted By island cassie
Re: Making pothos bloom?

Once it starts to climb and gets about 4ft tall the leaves change to dinner plate size, but the early small leaves stay the same. And once the aerial roots come down it really takes off. Mine has...
Forum: Other Plants 01-07-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,142
Posted By Yug
Re: Making pothos bloom?

I had one I stuck in the ground (I live in Hawaii), and at first it just attached to a nearby tree, and grew upward. At some point, it began putting out longer thicker brownish looking roots. When...
Forum: Ornamental Bananas 12-28-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,759
Posted By 2woodensticks
other propagation "grafting experiment"

1/2 DC corm and 1/2 orinoco corm..sorry no pics.. but they have fused together tightly..corm from both cleaned scraped and cut in half..bound together with grafting tape..started 2 months ago[all...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 12-12-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,125
Posted By G.W.
Re: LED Grow Light

Thank you dsws for your excellent write up.
This is the best explanation I have seen on that topic and it would make a wonderful addition to the wiki.

I'm coming back with a large edit but nothing...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-07-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,973
Posted By Gabe15
Re: Could someone explain the banana groups?

When breeding with anything parthenocarpic, the resulting progeny can vary in their ploidy. So a 2n x 4n will produce a number of 3n as expected, but can also produce 2n, 4n, 5n, 6n, or 7n progeny....
Forum: Member Introductions 12-06-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 971
Posted By Abnshrek
Re: Zebrina and ornata impulse buy

Your ornata doesn't work out I can send you one, or something better depending on where your @... :^)
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-06-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,408
Posted By sunfish
Morphology of banana plant

Promusa - Mobilizing banana science for sustainable livelihoods | Morphology of banana plant (
Forum: Hydroponics 08-13-2009, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 20,744
Posted By Richard
Re: Deficiency In Essential Minerals

This is a great list. Note that the mineral composition of plant materials can vary widely depending on the source. For example, wild alfalfa hay is close to the value above, whereas commercial...
Forum: Hydroponics 08-13-2009, 05:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 20,744
Posted By Ohio'sBest
Re: Deficiency In Essential Minerals

I have a list of pretty much all I can think of that states the NPK %, for those of you doing compost teas or soil amendments.

Alfalfa Hay: 2.45/05/2.1
Apple Fruit: 0.05/0.02/0.1
Apple Leaves:...
Forum: Hydroponics 08-08-2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 20,744
Posted By Ohio'sBest
Deficiency In Essential Minerals

I am sorry I don't have pics of bananas with deficiencies, but I think a tomato plant will be descriptive enough.
Forum: Site News 04-08-2009, 12:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 53,242
Posted By Chironex
Re: Welcome new members to

Welcome Patty! (Just had to get on the Welcome Patty wagon)
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