Is it possible to force a Basjoo to pup

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DAVIDEVANS

Is it possible to force a Basjoo to pup

Post by DAVIDEVANS » Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:26 am

I've a couple of reasonable sized ones I am overwintering indoors but could really do with half a dozen. is it possible to force them to pup at this early stage. I remember someone beating up an Ensete, is there a similar technique with Basjoo?

multim

Re: Is it possible to force a Basjoo to pup

Post by multim » Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:20 pm

I have not tried the threatening with violence approach :lol:

You'll find that if planted in the garden, or indeed a wider pot, they will have a better root-run and will produce new growth readily.
Each year I thin mine out as needed. Pot them, give them away or cut and throw them away if nobody wants them.

benbaron

Re: Is it possible to force a Basjoo to pup

Post by benbaron » Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:31 pm

You giving any away in the near future? ;)

multim

Re: Is it possible to force a Basjoo to pup

Post by multim » Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:54 pm

Yes, very possible although factoring in the faff of packing and the cost of postage may not be a viable prospect.

Anyway, just to show how they will 'pup' even when small - here's one I prepared earlier, today in fact.
This 'pup' was removed from the mother plant late last year and planted in another spot. Now around 30 inches, it has 2 new 'pups' showing.
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