Musa siam ruby (Actually M zebrina) and colocasia at B&M

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Re: Musa siam ruby (Actually M zebrina) and colocasia at B&M

Post by miketropic » Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:08 am

don't wish you had one there about the hardest thing I have ever had to overwinter. mine has been in a 60f greenhouse all winter and there both about dead
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Re: Musa siam ruby (Actually M zebrina) and colocasia at B&M

Post by Dave Brown » Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:28 pm

miketropic wrote:don't wish you had one there about the hardest thing I have ever had to overwinter. mine has been in a 60f greenhouse all winter and there both about dead
but have you had the winter from hell Mike, like North Carolina up thru D.C. ?

They seem to need additional light for me
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Re: Musa siam ruby (Actually M zebrina) and colocasia at B&M

Post by miketropic » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:42 am

this was the worst winter in 30 years which did not help and I agree adding lights makes them much easier to overwinter. my only point is on the scale of bananas this one is at the top of the difficulty meter for overwintering
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Re: Musa siam ruby (Actually M zebrina) and colocasia at B&M

Post by Mowgley » Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:27 pm

Agree I've lost mine too. It was only a small one in a 9cm pot :(


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Re: Musa siam ruby (Actually M zebrina) and colocasia at B&M

Post by GREVILLE » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:47 pm

Looks like Ruby is now on a leaf a week and both sides are red. Can't believe it's colouring so early.


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Re: Musa siam ruby (Actually M zebrina) and colocasia at B&M

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:45 am

GREVILLE wrote:Looks like Ruby is now on a leaf a week and both sides are red. Can't believe it's colouring so early.
That's very impressive. This plant is so hard to grow well.


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Re: Musa siam ruby (Actually M zebrina) and colocasia at B&M

Post by Dave Brown » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:18 am

Yorkshire Kris wrote:
GREVILLE wrote:Looks like Ruby is now on a leaf a week and both sides are red. Can't believe it's colouring so early.
That's very impressive. This plant is so hard to grow well.
Needs a tropical environment to do well.... temps above 20C, 24 hours a day, and high light levels and humidity. Not something it is easy to recreate here.
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Re: Musa siam ruby (Actually M zebrina) and colocasia at B&M

Post by GREVILLE » Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:51 pm

Don't think it ever falls below 20c at my mothers place. It gets very warm water, too. Light levels must be high enough as even the largest pup has a red edge on the lime green leaf.


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