germinating musa sikkimenssis seeds..

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germinating musa sikkimenssis seeds..

Post by simonjohn » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:24 pm

Hello all :D whats the best way to do this? I paced the seeds in warm water for 48hrs and then planted them in trays on a heat matt. have had them there 2 weeks and I know I have read that it can take months but I was wondering if anyone on here had a better way of doing it? many thanks icon_cheers


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Post by fern Rob » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:43 pm

No idea but welcome icon_thumleft
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Post by kata » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:57 pm

Yes welcome,

I did look on a few sites, nowhere could I find anything on Siki germination apart from dig a hole and put in seed, can take up to 12 months to germinate.

Maybe buy a seedling or part grown plant through Ebay or grower.

I thought I killed a seedling siki once but up it popped only for me to really kill it. I believe the frost finished it off.

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Post by Blairs » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:01 pm

My success in germinating Musa seed has been on top of the water boiler - it comes off and on, so there is a temperature change. If you think of the tropics there is a large difference between day and night temperatures. Seedlings grow fast!


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Post by grub » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:24 pm

Welcome to the madhouse Simonjohn, Blairs has the answer icon_thumleft . Musa want fluctuating temperatures.
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Post by Kristen » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:53 pm

I germinated mine on top of the boiler too.
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Post by flounder » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:32 am

I've used the computer tower and fish tank light box with fairly good results, both give a fluctuating temp. Only difference is I use the 'baggie' method. You obviously have read about what you are germinating so I know you won't be disappointed with a 20% germination rate, anything more is a bonus!
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Post by simonjohn » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:35 am

Ok thankyou. And sorry for posting in the wrong section.


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Post by kata » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:54 am

Not a problem SJ, but public is best for questions, everyone sees it then,

my boiler is a combi so no shelf. Some use the warmth of the top of the entertainment equipment.

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Post by simonjohn » Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:29 pm

Great idea. Will try my last 5 seeds that way :-)


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Post by kata » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:01 pm

You must be very vigilant with water on electricals, no small kiddies for example with tiny exploring fingers.

The boxes get quite warm so its feasible to germinate.

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Re: germinating musa sikkimenssis seeds..

Post by simonjohn » Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:36 pm

still no luck with the seeds. have been turning the propergator off at night time.. on the plus side one of my pride of madira seeds has popped its head up :D


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Post by Blairs » Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:20 pm

simonjohn wrote:still no luck with the seeds. have been turning the propergator off at night time.. on the plus side one of my pride of madira seeds has popped its head up :D
I have mine in zip bags with dampish soil sitting on top of the water heater thingy in the kitchen. I found 2 germinated seeds recently, one about 9 days ago is now 5 inches tall (eneste) and a sikki seed (I think) germinated yesterday. Had been in there since end Dec.


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Post by kata » Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:35 am

I threw mine on a compost heap yesterday, I will let you know if they germinate.

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