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Sundewd 11-14-2004 11:42 PM

Banana Plant flowering!
Its finally happening! I noticed on my banana plant that one of the lily pads it was sending up has a bundle of flower buds just below the pad. I was wondering if the flower on this thing is self polinating or not. I would really like to use the flower to try and massively propogate this plant. if its at all possible. Thanks in advance,

Momotaro 11-15-2004 02:06 AM

How about a photo?


Multifish 11-15-2004 02:53 AM

I saw some banana plants at my lfs and wanted to buy some, but didn't know how much lighting they require.
Do they need 3wpg? I only got 2.4-2.6wpg.

Sundewd 11-15-2004 03:25 AM

hehe, sorry Momotaro, no camera. My brother has one I'll see if I can borrow it. As far as lighting goes, I just rigged 2- 48' shop light fixtures over my 20 L. pretty ghetto.

aquarium boy 11-25-2004 05:18 PM

hey thats the same kind of light i have on mine
it would be nice to see a pic

trenac 11-26-2004 03:07 AM

Multifish... Bannana plants take 2WPG, so your wattage will work fine.

Sundewed... Love to see a pic. Never had mine bloom, plenty of lilly pads but no flowers.

Sundewd 11-30-2004 12:21 AM

I'm really sorry guys, its sending up tons of flowers, that open for one day and then submerge again after their closed. On the large pad, there are 20+ buds that have/will flower. Currently only 2 lilies containing the flowers are blooming, but a third is rising. I'll see what I can do about a pic :proud:

Momotaro 11-30-2004 01:53 AM


I'll see what I can do about a pic
You'd better! I want to see that!


Crs2fr 11-30-2004 01:14 PM

the red lotus at the lfs had about 7 lilypads and one beautiful white flower~.. if they pads didn't block so much light i'd let mine flower...arrg..


xt87 11-30-2004 02:10 PM

congrats man

TeeItUp 11-30-2004 04:38 PM

It sure would be nice to see a picture…………….

Marc 12-01-2004 12:26 AM

thats so cool! My venus fly trap just grew some flowers and i pollinated them... im not sure about the anatomy of the plant but if its got pistils, and stamen give it a try. Coton swabs work, or you can pull some anthers off , which has the pollen, and rub it on the stigma.

Sundewd 01-01-2005 01:08 AM

Ok, I got some more pics, I just need to resize them

Sundewd 01-01-2005 04:29 PM

Ok, here are the links to the pictures, they are still pretty large though.

TeeItUp 01-01-2005 11:23 PM

Sweet sundewd. Do you have any idea what initiated the flower or did it just happen? Do you trim your tall shoots?

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