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Re: musa sikkimensis

Post by kata » Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:49 pm

Thanks for the update Blairs, they are still worth it at £5.00
E. Ventricosum Maureliias plug plants.
Thanks Lys! I will keep an eye on those coming in as I am using only for bedding and recycling like last years..

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Re: musa sikkimensis

Post by daz » Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:21 pm

Thanks for the reply's peeps icon_salut i have just took the hat of my siki and it look really good.This year i tred to over winter in a different way.I got a 4" pipe and filled it with polystyrene balls (see pics)


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Re: musa sikkimensis

Post by fieldfest » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:44 am

got mine from himilayan gardens, sent out as dry corms. bit of heat and they get going. lovely striping
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Re: musa sikkimensis

Post by kata » Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:58 pm

Daz, you little tease, which pics.... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Thats beautiful F.F!

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Re: musa sikkimensis

Post by Andy J » Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:35 pm

My Sikki came back from nothing after our cold winter planted out with minimal protection.. i was convinced it was dead yet it managed to put on around 3ft of stem last summer. Its just had a fleece bag over it this winter and it feels like its put on a little growth.

It does seem to be hardier than its often given credit for, although not as hardy as a Basjoo.


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Re: musa sikkimensis

Post by kata » Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:23 pm

I buried two seeds last week, hope they germinate but they are outside,

I am going to buy a Sikki though.

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Re: musa sikkimensis

Post by Alexander » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:02 am

They should make a hybrid of Musa sikkimensis Red Tiger with M. basjoo. The hardiness of Musa basjoo with the stripes of M. sikkimensis.

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Re: musa sikkimensis

Post by daz » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:06 pm

Hi

Yes i agree that would make a stunning plant :D


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Re: musa sikkimensis

Post by derrick » Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:24 pm

I do like the stripes on Sikki .How do you store them winter time ? I always loose the stem on them .A hybrid would be great something more hardy .


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Re: musa sikkimensis

Post by daz » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:07 am

Hi

For over wintering i normally just fleece.However the last couple of winter's i have lost them due to the very cold winter.This winter i did something different.I got a 4" pipe put it over the plant and them filled it with polystyrene balls you know the ones that you get in a bean bag.Seems to have worked this year but saying that we have had a really mild winter. ill post a pic .


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Re: musa sikkimensis

Post by Mowgley » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:49 am

Hopefully unwrapping mine in the next week or so.
It's in the un heated GH and it's pushing a new leaf out through the straw icon_cheers
The only problem with my red tiger was that the taller it got, the leaves lost there markings


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Post by Somerset77 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:57 am

Mowgley wrote:Hopefully unwrapping mine in the next week or so.
It's in the un heated GH and it's pushing a new leaf out through the straw icon_cheers
The only problem with my red tiger was that the taller it got, the leaves lost there markings
Quite agree with the loss of markings as all of mine were plain green after two seasons however the pups they throw up have the stripes so hopefully will have a constant supply of stripes???
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Re: musa sikkimensis

Post by derrick » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:22 am

I lost the stems even in a unheated conservatory .Don't know why ?


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Re: musa sikkimensis

Post by kata » Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:32 am

Sorry to hear that Derrick.. :(

I decided to wait to buy another till May time. I would love a strpe one.

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