BANANA PROPAGATION

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BANANA PROPAGATION

Post by pickapalm » Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:37 pm

I tried to grow bananas from seed this spring but with no luck, :evil: I have been told that i need to have a different but constant temperature at night and was wondering if A heated propagator is a must, one which you can change the temperature.

Mark

Post by Mark » Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:04 pm

PP you will need a propagator that has enough heat in it to reach about 80f. A lot of the cheaper ones don't get that high and it will then take longer for them to germinate. there is a cycle of 10 hours warm and 14 hours cold that most people use and for this you will need a timer.

On the other hand I make do with the cheapy proagators that have a pre set heat and I do ok with them. I have had banana seed in the prop for a year before its sprouted and just this week I have now had three different types come up. Two of them have only been in there for two weeks .

Another method is the heat mats that you get for reptiles. I know Erland is a great beliver in using these. I have had no luck what so ever with them though.

What types are you trying to grow ?

The easiest ones seem to be Velutina,Sikkimensis,Cheesmanii for the musa's Enstes are fairly easy too with ventricosum being most peoples best choice.

SteveW

Post by SteveW » Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:36 pm

The reptile heatmats work quite well at getting corms/pups started too.

pickapalm

Post by pickapalm » Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:35 pm

Basically all the bananas that jungle seeds sell,willing to try them all

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Post by bodster » Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:09 pm

You dont want to go worrying about those banana things plantapalm :)

pickapalm

Post by pickapalm » Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:43 pm

dont worry i will be trying to grow as many different types of palms that i can

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Post by bodster » Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:41 pm

I was just joking about the bananas to see if I could provoke a response from mark :) He's obviously asleep :)

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Post by Mark » Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:29 am

:lol: I wasn't biting Mart :wink:

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Post by bodster » Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:46 pm

Damn that spoint my evil plan :)

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