A Tale of Shoots and Corms
Some time ago, I picked up my first Banana plant for $3.95 from a discount grocer, Food Maxx, here in BKF. It was ragged and I transplanted it into first, a 1 gallon pot and soon after again, into a 5 gallon pot.
I marvelled at how fast it grew and its 'folding leaf behavior'. And soon, I went Bananas and ordered 60 seeds of several varieties.
But my original Musa Acuminata "Novak" that I purchased for just $3.95 and has just now experienced its first Summer heat browned leaves, has just treated me to a new Banana experience ...
Yes indeed, I've got my first offshoot.
Here's another view ...
And I thought that the next thing I'd be doing with this Banana would be to put it into the ground come Spring! Now, by the time Spring comes round, I'll need to learn a thing or two about corms!
I only hope I don't need to go looking for a 10 gallon pot.