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Musa beccarii

A beautiful, small Banana from Borneo that produces an upright, cone-like, long lived inflorescence with red, tightly overlapping bracts that sport yellowish green tips. It is easy to grow and enjoys a tropical climate.

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Seeds from this species ...

... are easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
On 19th Jan 2009 My fresh musa beccarii seeds had germinated 26 days later after I got the seeds on 24th December 2008. Very fresh seeds of musa beccarii took 20 days to 30 days to germinate. When I got the seeds, I putted them into bowl full of warm water. Fresh seeds sink to bottom of bowl, while dead/stale seeds floated on water. They stayed in bowl full of warm water for 3 days. Then I sowed the seeds into loam soil, mixed with Black Magic seed mixture inside my hothouse, also into loam x sandy soil inside my hothouse. Heat from sun & high temperature inside hothouse, plus humid and been hosed (watered) by me, had caused the seeds to germinate. Now I had 30 germinating musa beccarii. My seeds of musa ornata took from 24 days to 15 weeks inside my hothouse. Less fresh the seeds, longer they take to germinate. Musa seeds have food store which is white-coloured. You have to be very patient as seeds can take up to 15 weeks to germinate.
Submitted on 20/01/2009 by Clinton Care.

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If you wish to read more on palm cultivation, we highly recommend Ornamental Palm Horticulture by Timothy K. Broschat and Alan W. Meerow, available in our bookshop.

Ratings and comments reflect individual experiences and the views of our visitors. They do not necessarily describe the most appropriate methods, nor are they necessarily valid for all seeds or plants of this species. Germination and plant cultivation success depends on many different factors; nevertheless, these experiences will hopefully aid you in your effort to get the best germination results from our seeds and the best growth results from your plants.

We recommend:
The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms

The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms
by Robert Lee Riffle, Paul Craft, Scott Zona

2nd edition
Completely revised and updated

Hardcover - 528 pages
11 x 8.5 inches

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Suitable for: all

The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is the definitive account of all palms that can be grown for ornamental and economic use. Palms are often underutilized as a result of their unfamiliarity—even to tropical gardeners. To help introduce these valuable plants to a new audience, the authors have exhaustively documented every genus in the palm family.
825 species are described in detail, including cold hardiness, water needs, height, and any special requirements. Generously illustrated with more than 900 photos, including photos of several palm species that have never before appeared in a general encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is as valuable as an identification guide as it is a practical handbook. Interesting snippets of history, ethnobotany, and biology inform the text and make this a lively catalog of these remarkable plants.

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