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Friday, October 25, 2013

Banana-rama

Goodness, my banana (Musa sikkimensis 'Red Tiger') is happy in my dining room (so far). No sooner does one leaf finish unfurling, but there is another waiting in the wings. Starting on leaf number 8...

I love that little pig-tail

I hope I can get it back out the door in the spring.

11 comments:

  1. Yay! If kept ticking in the the winter you can even chop off all of the top bit, leaving the stem and it will still be fine. Only if necessary though :)

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  2. Now all you need is a sun lamp and you can have an in-home vacation in the tropics!

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  3. New life: enchanting in all its forms. Great photo.

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  4. Ah, you keep making me sorry that I didn't bring home that banana from the botanic garden's fall plant sale!

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  5. That is fun to have a banana plant in the dining room. Beautiful picture!

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  6. Sun lamp, a good book, maybe a margarita or pina colada...you're set!

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  7. A sun lamp - and a little indoor fountain. And someone to bring you drinks.

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  8. Oh, Alison, you made me thinking - should I dig out, pot and bring my red banana indoor? I was going to cut off the top and leave it in the garage.
    Yours look great! If it gives new leaves, it is a happy banana!

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  9. Love the leaves...what a great plant

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  10. Starting your own jungle, one leaf at a time.

    Gorgeous.

    Jen

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