How do you know when the parent has had it?
I have a Texas Star I got from a nursery 2 years ago. Was sold as a 'mother' bulb. I believe this is the same banana sold as a Orinoco Dwarf. Anyway, it reached an impressive size last year, about 8'. But did not flower or fruit. Moved the plant inside after the first frost got it. Plant was dormant, staying in my garage until this spring. It has been replanted outside for about 7 weeks now. The top of the stalk looks like it wants to grow, but just hasn't taken off. But there have been 3 suckers that have come up from the mother bulb. 1 about a foot tall, the other 2 just have broken through the soil. My question: Is the parent plant about to give up the ghost? If I dig up the suckers, will the main stalk start growing again? Thanks for your help.