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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Do you know the name of this Banana tree

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New Orleans, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2003
5:05 PM

Post #561209

I got this banana tree to hide our compost box and our grass clipping pile. It's growing so fast and it's too beautiful to keep it hidden back here.

I don't know what the name of it is can you help me?

thanks allot,

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Brewers, KY
(Zone 6b)

June 20, 2003
10:01 PM

Post #561381

Hi, me again..It looks like Musa 'Tall Red'. Not sure.
Newnan, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 20, 2003
10:14 PM

Post #561390

it looks just like my Musa Zebrina.
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 22, 2003
6:31 AM

Post #562460


Thanks Lisa & tiG. I think that is it, I just went and looked it up and that sure looks right to me.

tiG I read this also: "Many banana "trees" will die after they've produced fruit" Do you know this to be true? Since you have one of these trees I thought maybe you would know this answer.

This tree hasn't flowered yet, but I've only had it for about 4 month or so. I do have a different banana tree that has a huge beautiful flower on it right now. We've had it I'd say 1 1/2 years and this is the first time it has done this.

I'd love to get the seeds, but I am not really sure when is the right time to do this. I'll have to do some research on this.

Thanks again for ya'll help,
Brewers, KY
(Zone 6b)

June 22, 2003
11:33 AM

Post #562505

Hi Laura, don't panic! All 'nana stalks die after producing hands of 'nanas. However, they shoot off many "pups" at the base that quickly grows, you will never notice that main stalk is gone because in our climate the pups grow fast. By the time the stalk finishes dying, the pups are grown. When digging up 'nanas to propagate, always dig up the pointed babies (pups)that are found at the base. They grow very easy. Hope this helps. Lisa
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 23, 2003
3:08 AM

Post #563195

Thanks allot Lisa, that does help me. :)

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