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Re: New flowers
> It probably is a somewhat modified leaf that is sometimes produced before
> the flower is. All flower parts are essentially modified leaves---the
> sepals, petals, stamens, and ovary are all modified leaves. The "bananas"
> are probably roots, modified for storage. The spot on the main stem that
Thanks for the cool info.
> If you still have one of these structures, try opening it up and see if it
> looks like a leaf inside. Are there veins? Is it green?
Yup, you win! One of these modified leaves stayed in the water, and it
opened to form a small 1" diameter floating leaf.
My banana plant is still happy, sending up a new runner with a
meristematic region every day or two. I've started pulling out the
maturing new plantlets to prevent them from stealing all the light
in the tank. I don't know what magic happened, but it's only
this one banana plant. There is another in the same tank, on the
opposite side, and it's runners don't have the growth points.