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Controlling suckers

Posted by watergal z6/7 MD (My Page) on
Sat, May 27, 06 at 23:04

What is the best way to reduce and remove (permanently) the suckers on my musa basjoo? I'd like to keep it to the main plant, a medium size pup, and maybe one baby. But every time I cut off new pups, I seem to end up with even more. Help, please!

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RE: Controlling suckers

This is probably not what you want to hear but all musas produce pups and I don't think you can stop them from doing so. If you want something that doesn't pup you should be growing ensetes instead.

RE: Controlling suckers

.........or potatoes....

RE: Controlling suckers

I grow a lot of nanners in pots cause they take over otherwise. To keep them from pupping I mulch the heck out of them with newspapers. Works MOST of the time.
Or you can just cut them off and trade them off.
Tally HO!

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