Musa zaifui sp. nov. pup

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Musa zaifui sp. nov. pup

Post by Dave Brown » Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:05 pm

I've had my Musa zaifui for about a month now (thanks Tony icon_thumright ) and in that time has grown a full leaf and a roller so is settled. I thought I'd put a couple of pics up to show how it is. Noticed as I took the pics that is has a pup of it's own, so pups when small as it is only 2ft tall.
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2012-08-25-17-09-18 Musa zaifui pup.jpg
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Re: Musa zaifui pup

Post by GREVILLE » Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:30 pm

Shouldn't be too long before you can divide and share the spoils, then, Dave :lol:

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Re: Musa zaifui pup

Post by flounder » Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:10 pm

Its quite an attractive musa(ta Tony).
Its stem has thickened up quite a bit in the time I've had it, but not pupped yet. Was hoping for a couple so I could trial outside over winter, maybe next year :wink:

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Re: Musa zaifui sp. nov. pup

Post by Dave Brown » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:20 am

I don't believe it :ahhh!: A second, more robust, pup appeared overnight :ahhh!: Boy is this baby motorin' icon_thumright
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Post by Palmer » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:21 pm

Glad to hear there doing well for you chaps!! They usually start to pup at around 2ft of p-stem and each plant will eventually produce 7 to 10 pups… its most productive nana I’ve ever had. :)

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Re: Musa zaifui sp. nov. pup

Post by Dave Brown » Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:08 am

Palmer wrote:Glad to hear there doing well for you chaps!! They usually start to pup at around 2ft of p-stem and each plant will eventually produce 7 to 10 pups… its most productive nana I’ve ever had. :)
But have you had a flower yet ?
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Post by flounder » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:19 am

Palmer wrote:Glad to hear there doing well for you chaps!! They usually start to pup at around 2ft of p-stem and each plant will eventually produce 7 to 10 pups… its most productive nana I’ve ever had. :)
4 inches to go then!

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Re: Musa zaifui sp. nov. pup

Post by Palmer » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:50 am

Dave Brown wrote:
Palmer wrote:Glad to hear there doing well for you chaps!! They usually start to pup at around 2ft of p-stem and each plant will eventually produce 7 to 10 pups… its most productive nana I’ve ever had. :)
But have you had a flower yet ?

Dave, I haven’t had one flower yet because my two big p-stems last year got the chop… I hadn’t anywhere to over winter them.
I have two big p-stems this year and I’m going to try over wintering them in the loft, so fingers crossed for a flower next year!!

Zaifui can also sends out runners like the Mekong, I noticed this pup at the base of its large pot today
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Re: Musa zaifui sp. nov. pup

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:40 am

It's desperate to break out :lol:

A third pup surfaced in my small pot today, so it is going for it. In 2 minds whether to repot, as my gut feeling is 'too late' but the pups might need more room to develop.
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Re: Musa zaifui sp. nov. pup

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:43 am

Palmer wrote:Dave, I haven’t had one flower yet because my two big p-stems last year got the chop… I hadn’t anywhere to over winter them.
I have two big p-stems this year and I’m going to try over wintering them in the loft, so fingers crossed for a flower next year!!
How tall are the pseudostems now ? I thought this was a small 'nana.
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Re: Musa zaifui sp. nov. pup

Post by Mr List » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:44 am

might explain the unexpected hardiness then?

this one could make a good replacement for musella with its smaller stature

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Re: Musa zaifui sp. nov. pup

Post by Dave Brown » Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:45 pm

This is turning out to be a very attractive banana, and seems to be fairly robust so far against wind. :D
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Re: Musa zaifui sp. nov. pup

Post by miketropic » Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:50 pm

:lol: the leaves don't look like they fit the p stem

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Post by Mr List » Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:32 pm

when is somebody going to try outside in the ground over winter?

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Re: Musa zaifui sp. nov. pup

Post by Dave Brown » Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:47 pm

Mr List wrote:when is somebody going to try outside in the ground over winter?
When it's not a death sentence to your only one. :wink:
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