Ensete ventricosum Montbeliardii History

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Re: Ensete ventricosum Montbeliardii History

Post by GREVILLE » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:45 pm

Good to see you are keeping those with all your other toys, Carl, or are you just growing them in a nursery :lol:

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Re: Ensete ventricosum Montbeliardii History

Post by Dave Brown » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:51 am

I presume you were watering it Carl ? Mine has been in the conservatory, bare root, with a min temp of between 6 and 10C. It is now pushing up it's roller.
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Re: Ensete ventricosum Montbeliardii History

Post by CW01 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:33 am

Since it's been lifted I've watered it twice and this has only been lately due to increased light levels as winter time the back room's quite dark. I only water from the bottom and this is only small amounts try to keep on the dry side to stop it coming through the ceiling :ahhh!: .

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Re: Ensete ventricosum Montbeliardii History

Post by harryc » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:22 am

Just curious to know how everybody's 'Montbeliardii''s have come through the winter and spring. Mine has gone ballistic the last couple of weeks. It was only about 2.5 ft when It was coaxed back to life in April. It is now over 10 ft and every new roller is reaching for the sky, obviously not in Dave's league but pretty impressive growth.

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Re: Ensete ventricosum Montbeliardii History

Post by kata » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:53 am

Mine last winter,

I had kept it in the lounge and was keen to get it out as soon as I could...big mistake.
ensetev.jpg
Its now had to start from scratch again but at least I never lost it.
ensetemjuly2013.jpg
Taken minutes ago.

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Re: Ensete ventricosum Montbeliardii History

Post by kata » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:58 am

Looking back on the thread its hitting the ceiling...what did you do with it after that Dave? And no way could I lift such weight.

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Re: Ensete ventricosum Montbeliardii History

Post by CW01 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:41 am

How's 'Montbeliardii' looking this year Dave?

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Re: Ensete ventricosum Montbeliardii History

Post by GREVILLE » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:40 pm

Ai a guess I'd say Dave's is motoring in the heat but the winds are having their wicked way with the leaves.

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Re: Ensete ventricosum Montbeliardii History

Post by Dave Brown » Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:41 am

kata wrote:Looking back on the thread its hitting the ceiling...what did you do with it after that Dave? And no way could I lift such weight.

:lol: :lol:
I had to manually unfurl the roller as it grew Kata, and bent it down under the roof, but as soon as winter ended (5th April) it went outside. It was not phased by that, but the Maurelii went backwards and had to be brought inside again.

Here is a pic from yesterday. Good job I took it then as dismal grey this morning :roll:
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Re: Ensete ventricosum Montbeliardii History

Post by Dave Brown » Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:46 am

kata wrote:Mine last winter,

I had kept it in the lounge and was keen to get it out as soon as I could...big mistake.
ensetev.jpg
Its now had to start from scratch again but at least I never lost it.
ensetemjuly2013.jpg
Taken minutes ago.
Kata, the first pic could be a 'Montbeliardii', but the second is definitely not, that is a Maurelii
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