Posted by valerie on July 08, 2003 at 07:00:57:
In Reply to: Re: unknown name, purple tropical posted by . on July 03, 2003 at 20:59:18:
: : : I have a tropical plant that I inherited from my mother in law before she died. I think it is a rather common plant -- it was picked up at Lowes.
: : : It has a fleshy stalk (elbows where the lower leaves are gone) and the leaves are long and purple. It got sunburned a few weeks ago, but now there is new growth.
: : : One of the stems is leaning rather badly and I want to know what to do to fix this and how to propogate.
: : : Also, one of the stems has a baby growing off it. Can I remove and replant that baby?
: : : Thanks.
: : : Valerie
: : I think that this is called a blood banana. I don't know how to propagate them off-hand, but I think you can split it somehow; go to google and type "propagate banana" to find an answer.
Nope, this isn't the same. the leaves are actually purple, they are long and more narrow. They grow off a stalk, not out of the ground :)