Re: unknown name, purple tropical

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Posted by valerie on July 08, 2003 at 07:01:35:

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.

Also, it looks more like a cast iron plant, but it's purple, not green.

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