Saturday, March 15, 2014

Caven's record sized 23" leaf

~ I have my largest leaf yet at 23" long and 9" wide that has just finished unfurling.  First a couple of previous pics of the leaf in progress and then today's photos.  It seems like my Banana plant is adjusting well and liking its new bigger 21 gallon pot. :-)

Pics from a couple days ago.
Next leafroll in center is barely visible at all.
Next leaf roll in center is barely visible at all.
Starting to unroll a couple days ago and still difficult to get a measurement.
Two days later and easier to measure its 23" length.
15th - Full 23" leaf and 9" wide
15th - Full 23" leaf with next leafroll coming
15th - The next leafroll is currently 6" and emerging. Stay tuned to see if we are on a record breaking run.
17th - The next leafroll is nowy 15 1/2" and emerging. I wonder what size the next leaf has in store for us.

17th - The next leafroll is nowy 15 1/2" and emerging. I wonder what size the next leaf has in store for us.

19th - Next leafroll two days later
19th - Next leafroll two days later zoomed in
20th - Another day another progress picture
20th - Another day another progress picture














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My Plant Information:Super Dwarf Cavendish
Lighting:4 ft. 6 tube - T-5 6400k High output fluorescent
Light hours:14 On - 10 Off
Grow More 16-8-24 Fruit Fuel Premium Fruit Formula for application throughout the growing season. Contains full-spectrum of secondary and micronutrients utilized by fruiting plants. Provides plants with a steady dosage of potash for use during present cycle of fruit production or storage for next year's crop. Lower Nitrogen to Potassium ratio to discourage flower and fruit drop. Sufficient Phosphate level for excellent performance without overstimulating the plant to bloom out of season.
Soil:Standard potting soil - Without water retainers
Container Pot:Smaller 16.32 gallons - 11" deep by 18" width swapped for a new 21.4 gallon pot 22" avg. width, 13" deep
Pest Control:Safer Insect Killing Soap, Diatomaceous earth
Walk in plant closet:7' x 4'-6" - With curtain and a ceiling ventilation fan.
My Indoor Temps:Low 60(Winter) - Average 65-75 - High 80(Summer)
Hardiness Zone:8b Northwest Oregon Southern Willamette Valley, USA
Paul's Banana PlantationAll of my Cavendish's baby pictures to an adult are here.