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Old 11-14-2004, 11:42 PM   #1
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Default 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,
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Old 11-15-2004, 02:06 AM   #2
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How about a photo?

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Old 11-15-2004, 02:53 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 11-15-2004, 03:25 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 11-25-2004, 05:18 PM   #5
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hey thats the same kind of light i have on mine
it would be nice to see a pic
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Old 11-26-2004, 03:07 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 11-30-2004, 12:21 AM   #7
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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
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I'll see what I can do about a pic
You'd better! I want to see that!

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Old 01-01-2005, 01:08 AM   #9
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Ok, I got some more pics, I just need to resize them

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Old 01-01-2005, 04:29 PM   #10
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Ok, here are the links to the pictures, they are still pretty large though.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...wd/banaba2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...wd/banaba3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...wd/banaba4.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...wd/banana5.jpg
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Old 01-01-2005, 11:23 PM   #11
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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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Old 01-02-2005, 01:30 PM   #12
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Actually, I did ablsolutey nothing to start it, which is probably why you don't hear about it a whole lot, I think the plant needs to get floating leaves to the surface, but most people trim them off. thats just a guess though
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