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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Mid-September Pink Velvet Banana growth


As you can see, this Pink Velvet Banana (Musa velutina) has grown by leaps and bounds since the last post on it 3 weeks ago. It even has a pup! I could take a sharp knife and separate the pup from rest of the plant (it's easy, just cut as close as you can to the main part of the rhizome) for transplant somewhere else, but since I want a clump of stalks here so I'll leave it alone.

We are starting to get fall type weather in Virginia, so the banana only has a few more weeks to put on growth before the frost hits and browns the leaves. I'll be taking several photos of how I prep the plant for winter.

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