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What are my trachys doing?!

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PricklyPearSATC
1 hour ago, dalmatiansoap said:

That's Ensete Maurelli, easy to return back to life ;)

But..I've never seen anyone perform surgery on a banana...
(I've grown them myself) Musa species.....

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I'll get pictures up tomorrow as nothing much to report today but they are all pushing higher, even the one I did NOT do surgery on.  The first one that has the dead tissue, you can start seeing not just tissue but rising on the sides, so it's a pushin'... All FOUR are pushing.... I'm incredibly surprised, and happy..

Now when the four big Trachys show up today (bought as insurance to replace these four), my wife is going to wonder wth is going on.... heh.

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Jimhardy
28 minutes ago, PricklyPearSATC said:

But..I've never seen anyone perform surgery on a banana...
(I've grown them myself) Musa species.....

Its a common practice up north (so to speak) and the only way to preserve some

of the growth of the previous year and go for having some bananas one summer...

to short a warm season here for them to ripen, but very cool when they flower...

so interesting to see the flowers develop and turn into bananas!

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tlow
2 minutes ago, Jimhardy said:

Its a common practice up north (so to speak) and the only way to preserve some

of the growth of the previous year and go for having some bananas one summer...

to short a warm season here for them to ripen, but very cool when they flower...

so interesting to see the flowers develop and turn into bananas!

I picked up a Blue Java Banana that evidently it's hardy in our zone (minus a polar vortex again), but it's growing like a rocket so far on it's third leaf..

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tlow

They're ALL pushing like this!!!

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PricklyPearSATC
1 minute ago, tlow said:

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I'll be spending the next few weeks clearing out our woods at the back of the property, and finding spots for everything else.. Here is the stock so far hanging out in our fenced in 1000 sqft garden.

3x Needles

1x S. Louisiana

4x T. Fortunei

1x W. Robusta

4x W. Filiferas

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Planted this one the other day... just got it.. S. Louisiana.. the blue underside of the strap leaves is incredible when the sun hits it!  Can't wait to watch this one grow up

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Already has a leaf with 5 fingers

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Here's a needle I put in the ground the other day

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Today I put in a S. Minor var Emerald Island.. Can't wait to see this one in a few years.. before the animal protection cages went up.  I literally have one of these around EVERY single young palm as something (my guess is a squirrel) has chewed up some in the past, so since these have gone up, nothing has happened.. ugh, what a pain!

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Where did you get your Needles??

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tlow
4 minutes ago, PricklyPearSATC said:

Where did you get your Needles??

Crap the post didn't work.. check out my other thread :-)  I just put everything back up there.. I got them on ebay, the seller was fantastic, quick shipping and they look great!  Found some real nice S. Louisianas over there as well and the seller threw in the emerald isle variety.. S. Minors and these more cold hardy varieties are really starting to grow on me.  I'm still on the hunt for a S. Brazoriensis, and want to add a S. Bermudana to my collection.  The S. Brazoriensis is very elusive... very..

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PricklyPearSATC
14 minutes ago, tlow said:

Crap the post didn't work.. check out my other thread :-)  I just put everything back up there.. I got them on ebay, the seller was fantastic, quick shipping and they look great!  Found some real nice S. Louisianas over there as well and the seller threw in the emerald isle variety.. S. Minors and these more cold hardy varieties are really starting to grow on me.  I'm still on the hunt for a S. Brazoriensis, and want to add a S. Bermudana to my collection.  The S. Brazoriensis is very elusive... very..

It looks like someone from Mansfield, TX had seedlings but is sold out. 
I personally like understory palms.

I had tried giant elephant ears, cannas, split leaf philodendrons and dwarf bananas in my front yard.........They look horrible in winter and they needed more water than I was dishing out. 

I now have about 6 sabal minors, 1 sabal brazoria, and 1 needle palm.  I really like them.  Planted them in 2008.  They are extremely drought tolerant and look better than all of the other stuff combined!

I recently purchased a saw palmetto.  They are also small and winter hardy. 

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