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Ensete seperation

Post by JakoMonster » Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:05 pm

Went up to B&Q earlier an bought red Banaana ensete , one of them was a pup so they was attach to each other so i pull them apart and they snap i was wondering if i did it wright thing they both have loads of roots still attached to them ?

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Re: Ensete seperation

Post by MonkeyDavid » Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:59 pm

As long as there's roots you'll be ok


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Post by Troppoz » Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:28 pm

Yep Jack it will be fine. Maybe just let the point where you separated them dry out a little or even dust it with some fungicidal powder as insurance, but I dont think that would be that necessary...


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Post by JakoMonster » Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:29 pm

ok thanks icon_thumleft i'm new to these so wasn't sure, i just planted them in the ground now and gave them a water.

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Re: Ensete seperation

Post by Dave Brown » Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:18 pm

Just give them TLC for a week or two to settle them in :wink:
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Post by Kerinsian » Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:18 am

Is separating them what "should" be done or will pairs be ok left together? I got a double from Morrisons but have been too worried about killing them to try the same. On the other hand I've been worrying that one will just fade away if I don't!


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Post by Mick » Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:38 am

I bought a double about a month ago, separated them and both now have roots bursting out of the pot.

The baby one only had short roots so it needed staking for a week or two to help it in the wind but it's throwing up leaves like mad now.

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Re: Ensete seperation

Post by Tom2006 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:16 pm

Good division there, it will romp away!

I potted my two Morrison Ensetes up a couple of weeks ago. I wonder how long until I should pot them on?
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