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AE-AE transplant update

Posted by tlturbo2 10 SE FL (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 16, 05 at 15:30

If you remember, I posted last Feb about a situation I was facing where I had a mature AE-AE that had about 1 month old fruit on it and I was moving soon. What to do?? Various suggestions ranged from cutting down the mature stalk with the bananas to trying to transplant the whole thing.

I finally decided (with heavy heart) to cut off the bananas and cut down the mature stalk to almost ground level. Then I dug out the whole rootball and let it dry out. One section with 2- 6 inch pups broke off so I ended up with a large and a small clump. I put them in the garage for a couple weeks to dry out somewhat. After moving, they sat in the bright shade and got hit by the sprinklers. Just SAT there. After about 2 months, I was checking them and noticed new roots growing.

So I potted up the big corm in a pot and the small section in another. Watered them in GOOD and man alive. They took off like a cannon. That was about 6 weeks ago and I now have 10 pups in the big pot and 2 in the small. Yesterday, I took a sharp knife and separated the 2 biggest pups from the big corm. I'm guessing I will transplant them in a week or so and then I hope the corm puts it's energy into the other 8 pups. One is white and will obviously die but all the rest are verigated.

I'm going to experiment and see if I can keep the original corm producing pups. Cut one or two off when they get to a decent size and see if the others take off, then repeat the process. Interesting experiment.

Here is a pic of the large pot. The white plant is small and in left front. The 2 big ones I just cut loose from the corm. There are 10 total pups in this pot.

I will let you all know what happens in a month or two.

Terry

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Hi Terry,
Hoping you can help me save my Ae Ae (if it's not too late)I have or had an Ae Ae that was 3.5 tall.
I kept in same container it came in for a 1 1/2.
I had the "bright' idea of transplanting it to a bigger pot since the roots were coming out from the bottom.
It never even grow pups!

I placed it in a bigger pot, added miracle grow potting soil (not sure if it was proper or not) fertilized it with Miracle grow and watered it alot.

Leaves started to die and I cut them off.
Stalk started to be soft and soggy. Kept it dry but it still deteriated.

I finally dug it out and cut most of roots and rotten parts out. The area where the stalk came from now has a hole in it. It's sitting atop some soil inside a small pot. It's inside the house with the sunlight from the skylight directly above. What are my chances of this plant coming back to life?
My other banana plants do so well in both potted and in-ground.
I know I shocked the heck out of it with the transplanting, fertilizing, watering and new location( moved from one side of the yard to the other, but still in the same direction to the sun) I just hope I can have a sencond chance.Thanks for any additionanl help you can give me.
katheryne


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