Check out this runner!!!

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Tank Photos' started by CichlidSWAGA, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. CichlidSWAGAWell Known MemberMember

    I've never seen any banana have a runner this big! It is almost 20 inches and still has not bloomed ! i was excited so i thought i would share

    Attached Files:

  2. ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    Wow that is a large one!
    Now im :) at all the members turning their head side ways to look at it like I did :;nw
  3. WalkyWell Known MemberMember

    from the research i've done on banana plants, that appears to be a lilly pad that your banana plant is sending up. You can either cut it off early or let it bloom. If you cut it off after it unfolds, you should be able to let it float until it grows roots and then plant it for a new banana plant! I wish my banana plants would do something interesting like that!
  4. CichlidSWAGAWell Known MemberMember

    Thanks walky, i was wondering how you could make a new banana plant wasn't sure. Have any idea how long it takes to grow the new banana roots?
  5. EchostaticWell Known MemberMember

    Mine took a few weeks to grow roots. Leave a few inches of stem on the pad. Mine has sent up three pads so far, each one was cut when it unfolded, and the third is about ready to plant.
  6. CichlidSWAGAWell Known MemberMember

    How long do you let them float around for?
  7. EchostaticWell Known MemberMember

    Until they have a bit of root growth. You can plant them when the roots are small, or a few inches long according to my experience.
  8. CichlidSWAGAWell Known MemberMember

    right on thank you!

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice