Posts Tagged ‘Musa Basjoo’

Musa Basjoo Is Ready Rumble

4 May, 2011 3 comments





11 April, 2011

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03 May, 2011

The tallest one you see in the last picture is the one in the first picture. It is already around 4 feet tall, so that is pretty exciting. Can’t wait to see how tall they get this year. Last year I believe it got to 13-14 feet by 07 November when it was frosted. You can see that some of them are starting to actually puch out leaves.



Musa basjoo

3 May, 2011 Leave a comment


Winter Temperature minimum

2010-2011: 2f

Growing Season:

2010: April- 07 November

2011: 28 March-

Banana Tree’s Got Gotten

7 November, 2010 2 comments

In the early hours of this morning our temperature dropped down to the coldest of the season, 23f. Needless to say that the Musa Basjoo and Chinese Yellow Banana are done for the season. It has been a long growing season with them growing from late-March or early-April and they have grown all the way up to now, November 6. The Musa Basjoo reached 11ft. Here are the graphic pictures:

Chinese Yellow Banana

Musa Basjoo

Musa Basjoo

I think now it is time to cut them down soon and mulch over them so that they stay warm. Then I just have to wait for the warmer spring weather to make them pop put of the ground. I just hope next year brings more natural water in the form of rain.

33 Degrees Of Damage

22 October, 2010 Leave a comment

This morning we hit the coldest temp at my house of the season. We hit 33f and had frost. I am not sure how hard of a frost we had but most of the older and top leaves of all my Elephant Ears did not recieve damage. The Musa Basjoo doesn’t look too bad. The outer leaves away from the house turned a dark green and I think the brown on the leaves are where the wind has been so bad from cold fronts that it shreds them. All of these pictures were taken around 2pm.

The Musa Basjoo

Colocasia ‘Black Pearl’

Unknown Colocasia

A Colocasia ‘Big Dipper’ Leaf

A Colcoasia ‘Pink China’ Leaf

Colocasia ‘Pink China’

Now we are suppose to get back into the 70’s for the weekend with some rain and humidity. Looking good. I do want some snow though and I guess this makes us a step closer.


A Savannah Cemetery?

24 September, 2010 2 comments

I started to put out some of the Halloween stuff last night. I always turn it on around this weekend each year. Once I set up the cemetery part I took a picture and noticed that it looked like an old Southern Cemetery. There is a Needle Palm in the center and then in the background it a clump of Bananas.

I didn’t really think about it but Halloween night a ton of people will see my Needle Palm and I want to put a scary looking spotlight on the Bananas so people will be able to see them as well.


End Of August Tropicals

7 September, 2010 5 comments

Here are my best growing tropicals of 2010 at the end of August. I can only imagine with a month to a month and a half of growth left how tall or large they will get.

Colocasia ‘Pink China’

Colocasia ‘Big Dipper’

The Castor Bean… When the Castor Bean gets this large the plant seems to shed some leaves every month or so, this is the first time it has shed any leaves this year.

My Musa Basjoo and Chinese Yellow Banana. The fence is 6ft tall and as you can see they are taller trunks are now taller than that and their leaves are starting to go above the gutters. There are already baby Bananas in this bunch that are as tall or taller then the two main parent plants. Awesome, I have to say. They sure make a statement from the road which is what I wanted anyway, to make a statement.

A Contradiction?

12 August, 2010 2 comments

I am about to show you what I think is a contradiction. It is of my side yard where there are Musa Basjoo and Colocasia ‘Black Pearl’ planted. Behind that you can see the White Pines in my yard and my neighbours yard. Behind that you can see a flat, country field with a line of deciduous trees in the background. I think is a cool looking contrast though.