Musa Rajapuri Banana not Fruiting

liisa_rwc(10b Bay Area CA)June 23, 2011

May 2008 I bought a Musa Rajapuri Banana. It came in a 4 inch pot and was about a foot tall. By the end of 2008 it had grown into a nice size plant and seem to like it's new home.

By 2010 Mama had three pups and was showing no sign of bearing fruit. April of this year (2011) I pulled two of the pups and re-potted mama with one pup hoping this would redirect her energy to pushing out a flower.

It's been two months since two of the pups were removed from the main plant and they are doing very well. But in the last week I have seen two more pups sprouting right next to Mama. Now I'm not sure what I should do. Let them be or pull them now? What do you think? To see photos see my blog post....

Here is a link that might be useful: Liisa's Garden Journey

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emmettb_gw

The best thing you could do for it is pants it in ground or a larger container. If you are going to leave as is I would cut off the pups at soil level so you don't disturb the roots

    Bookmark   June 25, 2011 at 11:28PM
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liisa_rwc(10b Bay Area CA)

emmettb - Thank you. I would love to plant it in the ground but that is not an option. I do have room to pot it up.

Liisa

    Bookmark   June 25, 2011 at 11:38PM
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emmettb_gw

A larger pot will help to get it to fruit.Good luck

    Bookmark   June 26, 2011 at 11:07PM
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