Offshoots of banana and curry leaf plants

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by pinenut, Jan 31, 2021.

  1. pinenut

    pinenut Active Member 10 Years

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    Just curious. Does anything bad happen if I just leave the offshoots to do their thing? They come up pretty frequently. Thanks.
     
  2. Tom Hulse

    Tom Hulse Active Member 10 Years

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    Sometimes offshoots are called "suckers", because they could theoretically suck some of the strength away from the main plant. They are also pruned sometimes for appearance, to maintain a tree-like form instead of allowing it to get bushy. But with both your plants I don't really see that as too much of a worry at all, it's just about your visual preference. If you don't want the bushier form, I would still let them grow a bit then separate and repot, since I'm sure they're both desirable plants for trade in your area. :)
     
  3. Venk Shenoi

    Venk Shenoi New Member

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    Yes whilst curry leaf plants can be propagated from runners, cuttings and seeds, for banana the offshoots is the only way to propagating the plant.
     

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