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Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 07-24-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By Bananaman88
Re: Looking for Pitogo, M. siamensis, and M. coccinea

Found M. coccinea, still looking for other two, especially 'Pitogo'. No one out there has a pup for sale or trade?
Forum: Other Plants 07-06-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By Bananaman88
Re: Cold Hardy Heliconia

H. schiedeana is, indeed, supposed to be one of the more cold hardy. I, too, have overwintered it in the ground here in the Houston area before. I have a 'Perdro Ortiz' that I may give a shot a...
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 06-30-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By Bananaman88
Looking for Pitogo, M. siamensis, and M. coccinea

Hello, all! Looking for any of the above for sale or trade. Thanks!

Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-12-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,915
Posted By Bananaman88
Re: I pulled out my Manzano.

I had what was supposedly a Manzano probably 10 yrs ago. I recall it being a weak grower as well. I can't recall now where I got it, if it was a trade with another forum member or an internet...
Forum: Member Introductions 06-27-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By Bananaman88
Re: Hello

Welcome to the Org!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-22-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,817
Posted By Bananaman88
Re: 'Highgate' and 'Cocos'

I just ordered a 'Highgate' and am looking forward to getting it in the ground and growing. Wish I'd ordered earlier in the spring but as I'm in the Houston, TX area, it should have plenty of time...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-18-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,845
Posted By Bananaman88
Re: Looking up in my Texas garden!

Looking great! We did have a very mild winter here along the SE TX Gulf Coast. I just moved about a year ago and took pups of all my bananas with me so all my pups spent last summer getting...
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 06-07-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By Bananaman88
Re: Searching for Siam Ruby

Plant Delights out of North Carolina typically has them. I believe they may be TC'd, however, and are often very slow to get going. I purchased one from them last spring and every leaf it pushed...
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 06-07-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 335
Posted By Bananaman88
Musa mannii

Looking for a pup of Musa mannii. I grew this around 10 years ago but lost my original plant and pups. Traded with a member on here a couple times but for some reason always lost new plants to rot....
Forum: Banana Identification 06-07-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,177
Posted By Bananaman88
Re: Home depot Blue java or Namwa?

Namwah has certainly been a more reliable fruit producer for me that whatever passes for "Ice Cream" in the industry. My Namwah always fruited more consistently and much heavier that my Ice Cream...
Forum: Ornamental Bananas 08-17-2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,617
Posted By Bananaman88
Re: Getting zebrina to flower?

I have never gotten mine to bloom and I've grown it for 13 seasons in the Houston, TX area. It does tend to die back to the ground in the winter, even here, so I'm sure that's why it has never...
Forum: Social Announcements & Good Wishes 08-17-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 855
Posted By Bananaman88
Hello again!

Just wanted to take moment to say hello to all of my friends here on the board. I haven't been on in over a year and have lost touch with most folks on here with whom I used to correspond regularly....
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-02-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,293
Posted By Bananaman88
Re: The perfect storm...

Mine pups like crazy, too!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-12-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,413
Posted By Bananaman88
Re: I can't figure out what is wrong with my Ensete Maurelii

I think the Ensetes like a moist soil but not one that stays overly wet for too long. They are African plants and I think they need a fairly quick-draining soil. I would definitely suggest going...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-12-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,549
Posted By Bananaman88
Re: Rajapuri White Weak Leaf

Is a southern exposure your only option for growing this plant? Maybe somewhere with a little less intense sunlight might help. A southeastern exposure might even be enough with the intensity of...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-10-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,035
Posted By Bananaman88
Re: Ten more varieties I picked up

Looks like you are going to be busy planting! I dug the Ae-Ae yesterday that I got from you. The pstem is still relatively small and we are forecast to have temps down near freezing tonight and the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-19-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,084
Posted By Bananaman88
Re: Here's what happens if you don't remove pups

I agree about the lack of air. Lack of oxygen into the soil causes an anaerobic condition (hence the nasty smell) and can also help lead to the root rot if there is too much moisture present.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-16-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,285
Posted By Bananaman88
Re: Saba or Dwarf Brazilian?

Try wrapping the pseudostems in several layers of frost cloth. I do that successfully with my bananas in Houston and I routinely get frost at my house each winter.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-15-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,572
Posted By Bananaman88
Re: Current bunch updates

I need to try one of those DSP's because I love tostones!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-15-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,982
Posted By Bananaman88
Re: A few variegated plants

Nice! Love the var. plumeria!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-07-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 218,515
Posted By Bananaman88
Re: What's blooming in your garden? (bananas)

I currently have the following bananas blooming: Musa laterita, M. siamensis, and M. ornata- all ornamentals. As for edibles, my 'Orinoco' and 'Namwah' are all that have bloomed and fruited so far...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-07-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,311
Posted By Bananaman88
Re: Finally, I'm growing Bananas! -tips?

Your plant looks very healthy. It definitely looks like some sort of Cavendish, though it's hard to tell for sure if it's SDC or not. I would grow it as close to a window (preferably west or...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-06-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,632
Posted By Bananaman88
Re: New to Corpus Christi


I don't really think you'd have much trouble growing bananas down there. I've only been to Corpus once (to escape from Hurricane Ike), so I wasn't exactly looking at the plant material that...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-02-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,399
Posted By Bananaman88
Re: Backyard pictures.

Looking good! How are the plants doing that I gave you? Let me know if you need anything else. I should have some seeds of the Bauhinia vine later on if you still want some.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-24-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,436
Posted By Bananaman88
Re: Caring for Orinoco in Magnolia, Texas

It will be borderline but I think you'll be OK. From my experience here, we need about 4 months (depending upon cultivar) from the time you see the first hand of fruit appear until they are mature...
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