overwintering Musa

diamondmOctober 4, 2008

I have a Musa 'Siam Ruby' and a Musa sikkimensis growing in containers. I dont think I have the space/light to overwinter them.

Can I cut them down to soil level and leave them dormant in thier pots for the winter? Thanks

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How large are the plants you are trying to overwinter? Cutting the plants down to soil level is generally not a good idea and they will likely die if they are not kept in cold storage. You do not need light to overwinter banana plants. I keep my plants in a cool room in my basement for several months during the winter with no light and overwinter great.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2008 at 11:58AM
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