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#1 User is offline   tilly21 

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 06:47 AM

here are some pics of my micro-dwarf banana, (Musa sp.) its about 1ft tall and now has two pup

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y252/tilly21/P5060023.jpg

the little babies:
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y252/tilly21/P5060032.jpg

mine dosent appear to have the same leaves (large), but its very compact and about 1 ft tall... this is growing in a slightly dryer climate in Texas i dont know if it may be a factor in its appearance :huh:/>

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 12:37 AM

yo tilly..this is the max the banana grow? do they flower n fruits?
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Posted 15 May 2007 - 08:30 AM

I dont know... :huh:/> its still growing but it hasnt gotten any taller... i hope it will flower and fruit this summer (i will post pics for sure ;)/> )
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Posted 15 May 2007 - 10:47 AM

Hi Aaron,

May I ask the purple leaved plant that is on the left of your dwarf banana plant in the topmost of pic - is it a canna or something else?

Thanks,

Wilson
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Posted 15 May 2007 - 12:15 PM

oh..i can see that the pot is pretty small..does it limit the growth also?

besides, i observed that you are using pine bark as the topping..don mind share with us what media do u use for ur musa ?
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Posted 16 May 2007 - 10:10 AM

View Postwilson, on May 15 2007, 10:47 AM, said:

Hi Aaron,

May I ask the purple leaved plant that is on the left of your dwarf banana plant in the topmost of pic - is it a canna or something else?

Thanks,

Wilson


yes, that is those are my Canna "Wyoming" hybrid... it has very awesome purple leaves, with BRIGHT orange flowers!!!... you want pics :)/>
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Posted 16 May 2007 - 10:19 AM

View PostGuanster, on May 15 2007, 12:15 PM, said:

oh..i can see that the pot is pretty small..does it limit the growth also?

besides, i observed that you are using pine bark as the topping..don mind share with us what media do u use for ur musa ?


i dont think so... i repotted into a bigger pot durinmg the winter, it hasn't gotten any taller. i just use a regular potting mix with bagged humus/manuer mixed in... they love it.... it very thristy so i water A LOT
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Posted 16 May 2007 - 11:03 PM

interesting. y don u add coco chip or coco peat to the mix also. may helps to retain moisture
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Posted 02 November 2007 - 12:30 PM

oh mine!! it's so cute. i hope it bears fruits and more pups for you.
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Posted 10 January 2008 - 11:29 AM

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y252/tilly21/P5060023.jpg

Dear tilly21;

Your dwarf musa is pleasant.
I really love it.

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 02:55 PM

Hello tilly21 n Opus. Is it possible to grow a miniature banana plant from harvesting a 4 inch banana offshoot from a regular banana plant? The mother plant can be 8 feet tall. Then the 4 inch banana plant is grow 'bonsai' style. Its roots are trimmed. It is then grown in a shallow pot with a small amount of soil. I saw two 7 inch tall banana plants growing in pots in the Botanic Gardens, Singapore a couple of days ago. It is in the bonsai display section. Thanks.
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