Banana Plant in the Winter - Help Me!!
I live in Michigan (Zone 6A) and purchased a Banana Plant in May - at the time it was about a foot high and honestly looked like it was dying. Well, fast forward 3 months and my plant is almost 5 feet tall and has been growing like crazy. It has even sprouted three pups. The plant is potted and honestly it's been awesome to watch this thing grow - - I am growing an attachment to it.
My question is this - how do I keep this thing alive and growing over the winter? I refuse to let this die and start over next year. I have a South Facing "Florida Room" enclosed with glass that I plan on putting it in at first - but it will get too cold when the real winter hits. I plan on taking it inside and keep it near a window for the rest of the winter.
Advice from everyone will be appreciated - care, tips etc. for indoor and winter care? Is it even possible for me to keep it alive indoors? Should I get a growing light to give it a little more light? How often should I water and fertilize?
Also, what should I do with the pups? They are not large right now and I dont know if I should seperate them or not. There are three of them.
Thanks in advance!