banana id

radio20(z6 - NW PA)August 26, 2013

Hi friends. I was at the Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh this weekend, and I came across these fun little 'naners. I absolutely need one of my own.. but I don't know its name! Any help?

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Ensete maurelii.

Only thing I don't like about these is that they do not sucker.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2013 at 5:04PM
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grabmebymyhandle(6 Kentucky)

Ensete murelli
Fun? Yes!
Little? No...oh no
They get big!
Magnificent plant tho, it won't make nanners for ya, but still very worth it.
There's some wonderful pics in this forum of these very plants
They don't sucker or pup, unless forced to, you can cut the corm in half and both will grow, or scoop the central eye. This will make dozens of tiny pups, once the baby's have a few leaves, you can expose the corm and cut the little plants apart, they probably won't have their own roots, get a decent peice of the corm with each.
Easy on the sun til the start growing again.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2013 at 5:34PM
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