musa basjoo pup?

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plan b

musa basjoo pup?

Post by plan b » Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:09 pm

hi everyone..
just having a look around the garden today and noticed this, what i think is another pup taking the awkward way out :)
this is what im used to seeing..
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and here is what i found today...
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anyway the new pup has left a large hole in the back of that musa so i will keep an eye on it and see how it goes.

cheers paul.

Nick

Re: musa basjoo pup?

Post by Nick » Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:13 pm

My Basjoo's have pupped, but they seem to be way behind every one's else's pups, is there anything I can do to bring them forward a bit, yes your pup is taking the hard way out, it's to close to the fence for that pup, hope it survives.

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Re: musa basjoo pup?

Post by Dave Brown » Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:46 pm

Is it still growing out of the top Paul :?: Sometimes if there is damage in the trunk the emerging leaves force their way out the side. :wink:
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Re: musa basjoo pup?

Post by musa_monkey » Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:33 am

Yes ! I had exactly the same with a pup last year. I teased out the top and built up some compost underneath and then it grew on normally. Its weird what some plants do :shock:

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Re: musa basjoo pup?

Post by CannaLover » Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:46 am

Interesting growth - not seen it like that before!
Mine are still all small at the moment.... growing well so far

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Re: musa basjoo pup?

Post by AndrewBird » Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:28 pm

i dont have one yet, but would like to grow bananas icon_cheers icon_cheers icon_cheers icon_cheers icon_cheers icon_cheers icon_cheers icon_cheers icon_cheers

plan b

Re: musa basjoo pup?

Post by plan b » Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:34 am

Dave Brown wrote:Is it still growing out of the top Paul :?: Sometimes if there is damage in the trunk the emerging leaves force their way out the side. :wink:
Yes its still growing from the top Dave, im just a tad worried because where the pup is coming out of the side, its leaving a large cavity which i can put my hand into :(
musa_monkey wrote:Yes ! I had exactly the same with a pup last year. I teased out the top and built up some compost underneath and then it grew on normally. Its weird what some plants do :shock:
unable to tease it out at the mo but will keep trying :) i think it is because the musa's now are growing closer to the fence, keep you posted.

cheers paul.

plan b

Re: musa basjoo pup?

Post by plan b » Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:27 pm

Hello,
just an update on the awkward musa pup, its still slowly trying to come out, but now i fear the main plant is dying and stopped producing leaves due to damage to the main stem the pup has caused.


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i was thinking maybe to open the main stem a little and try to release the new gowth??
any help or ideas would be great :wink:
cheers paul.

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