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Banana & ginger

Posted by john_ny z6/7 Sunset 34 (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 4, 07 at 16:52

Musa basjoo with variegated shell ginger to the left, bird of paradise on the right, and pineapple in the foreground.


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Very very beautiful. I wish I could do that at my place. I have a potted pineapple plant too in my home. How do you over-winter the pineapple plant? Do you dig it up in the winter?


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  • Posted by john_ny z6/7 Sunset 34 (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 16, 07 at 13:38

This is the only one I have planted in the ground and, if I want to keep it over the winter, it would have to be dug up. This one is kind of spindly. I have many more fuller ones in containers. Some were grown from tops of store-bought fruit, some were tissue cultured, and even some grown from seed.


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Very cool. I grew mine from a pineapple top too. I need to repot it into a bigger pot though. It's grown two plants out of it, which is pretty cool. Anyway, thanks for the pic. It must be great to walk outside and see that view :-)


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hi
Did you guys put your pineapple top in water to grow roots ?


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Eeek. I hope we don't get in trouble for straying too far off subject in the banana forum! I found all the instructions I needed on this website. It has great pictures too. Good luck!

Here is a link that might be useful: How to Grow a Pineapple


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To grow a plant from a top, I twist the top off, peel off the lower small leaves, treat it with rooting hormone, and put it in a mix of half and half peat and perlite. Many times, especially with the "golden" variety, when you peel the lower leaves, you may find roots already formed. In that case, I just stick it in good potting mix.


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great site thanks !
thanks john i appreciate it.


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If you accidentally hit one with the lawnmower, it will put up pups. Oops!


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