Musa ensete ventricosum seeds.

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Musa ensete ventricosum seeds.

Post by kohwoz » Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:18 pm

I bought some Ensete Ventricosum seeds at the beginning of Febuary. I soaked them for 4 days in hot water and left them on top of a radiator. Before i soaked them i filed the hard shell as recommended.

After the four day soak, i bagged them up in some compost keeping it damp and then left them again on the radiator... 10 days later 2 of them showed a sign of life. 1 week after i could see more roots i potted them up today in some water bottles. The other 6 have not done much.

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This was my first experience in germinating Bananas...


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Post by kata » Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:47 pm

Oh yes K,

They are there alright and look spiffin. Its too warm here for radi heat all day...and I can't get a sausage from a tropical seed...HAHAHAHA!!

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Post by kohwoz » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:18 pm

Update... Today photos, they are coming along slowly and still sat on the radiator, although it ain't on anymore..

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Post by Dave Brown » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:18 pm

Growing fast. icon_thumright but now need less heat and more light, with as much sun as possible or they grow soft then burn later.
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Post by kohwoz » Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:35 pm

Dave Brown wrote:Growing fast. icon_thumright but now need less heat and more light, with as much sun as possible or they grow soft then burn later.
Dave, i have a question. Will they both be ok to put outside Even though the Night Time lows are 2 deg C? We have Day Time Temps of 12-14 deg C.


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Post by kohwoz » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:52 pm

Here is an update on my self germinated Ensete Ventricosum. In the future i will germinate Bananas from seed as the one's bought from the Palmenmann are not really worth it, always look tatty as hell...

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Post by andyb » Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:23 pm

Good lookin nanas there kohwoz, never had any joy with germinating nana seeds but still keep trying :D in fact theres some in the prop now not doing much :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Post by kohwoz » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:58 pm

andyb wrote:Good lookin nanas there kohwoz, never had any joy with germinating nana seeds but still keep trying :D in fact theres some in the prop now not doing much :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Cheers Andy. It was my first time.. Beginners luck I guess. Only 2 came to something out of 6 seeds. Same with my bamboos. Just need to find a fresh supplier.


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Post by kohwoz » Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:53 pm

Here they are now, although they have had a good battering from the wind.. They have gone a little black at the bottom, perhaps from too much water or this crazy weather...Cold then hot and the cold again.

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Post by Dave Brown » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:03 am

Looking good :wink:

The black colouring on the pseudostem is the normal colour of many Ensete ventricosum. It isn't a problem :wink:
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Post by kata » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:09 am

Beauties Kohwoz!!

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