More Unwrapping questions from a New Englander....
OK, so it seems like we may have turned the corner on the cold weather, and of course I couldn't resist finally unwrapping the banana tree I attempted to overwinter. My scheme was to preserve as much height as I could. Well I unwrapped it and the whole thing was dried out on the outside and wet/mushy on the inside, I definitely didn't preserve any height. Its a Sikkimensis BTW, and the base had a diameter of about 20" when I wrapped it.
So I am wondering how far down I should cut the stem? It's about a foot tall now, after I cut off most of the stem. Should I cut it to the ground and cover with dirt? Also, any ideas on minimum temps? We probably won't get any more frosts, certainly no more hard freezes, so will temps in the 40s be bad, should I cover it up?
I can post a photo if that would be helpful.
At least I know I don't need to go through the trouble of building a 6' tall cage this fall!!!