FINALLY :) got my hands on Ensete Hiniba :):):)

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Re: FINALLY :) got my hands on Ensete Hiniba :):):)

Post by Dave Brown » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:22 pm

cordyman wrote:[ Image ] :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


When is the best time to buy one of these, and where from?
The best time to buy one is when you see one for sale, where that would be from I don't know.
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Post by cordyman » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:07 pm

can I just check is Ensete ventricosum the same as Hiniba? icon_study

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Post by cordyman » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:09 pm

It looks the same?
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Post by Dave Brown » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:53 pm

cordyman wrote:can I just check is Ensete ventricosum the same as Hiniba? icon_study
Hiniba is most likely a distinctive cultivar of Ensete ventricosum, as are Maurelii, Montbeliardii etc.

The pic does look the same, but doesn't help find a source though. You still need to lop it down to pup it :roll:
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Post by cordyman » Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:44 am

So would buying 100 ventricosum seed be a good nana. Shred proof, with the pale green leaves and red rib?

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Post by Dave Brown » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:16 am

cordyman wrote:So would buying 100 ventricosum seed be a good nana. Shred proof, with the pale green leaves and red rib?
I think ventricosum has slightly thicker leaves than Maurelii so shred less. You could try it, but specific cultivars have been bred over many generations by Ethiopian farmers, and are propped by cutting down and pupping, or recently in the west by TC, like Maurelii. The chances of getting something very unusual from 100 seed are very very remote.
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Post by cordyman » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:20 pm

Dave Brown wrote:
cordyman wrote:So would buying 100 ventricosum seed be a good nana. Shred proof, with the pale green leaves and red rib?
I think ventricosum has slightly thicker leaves than Maurelii so shred less. You could try it, but specific cultivars have been bred over many generations by Ethiopian farmers, and are propped by cutting down and pupping, or recently in the west by TC, like Maurelii. The chances of getting something very unusual from 100 seed are very very remote.

ok cheers Dave

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Post by CW01 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:26 pm

Green Ventricosum is a fine Nana Cordy icon_thumleft
Last pics of my Hiniba
Wind battered by the storm in November
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Just out the ground
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Final position
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Post by nige pook » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:32 pm

These hiniba truly are awe inspiring,I would dearly love to get my hands,or should that be green fingers,on one! Having grown standard ventricosum and maurelii's for a few years now together with a few types of musa,these certainly do make me drool lol. I'm such a pleek these days and its definitely getting worse by the year! I do hope these prove as reliable as the others ive previously mentioned and therefore become a little more available to the likes of us plant geeks who really want them. How are they doing through the winter,all good I trust?
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Post by Libby » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:46 am

I thought Hiniba was hardy?

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Post by kata » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:50 am

Gracious me CW, that some size!

Well grown, same as well done but better... :lol: :lol:

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Post by sanatic1234 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:46 am

I will be contacted which is good if Simon gets any. But for the mean time, got to be musa balbisiana and trachycarpus wagenarious on my list for now. They are my main ones. :)

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Post by CW01 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:39 pm

kata wrote:Gracious me CW, that some size!

Well grown, same as well done but better... :lol: :lol:
Well thank you Kata :roll:
January update ticking over nicely (Hiniba on the left)
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Re: FINALLY :) got my hands on Ensete Hiniba :):):)

Post by Steph » Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:05 pm

Don't you worry about getting burgled for a plant like that?

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Post by kata » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:44 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Steph

I look forward to seeing the summer size CW, give it plenty food and water.

What do you feed them anyway?

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