Musa Basjoo Protection

NYHamptons(7a/7b)November 3, 2013

Hi, I was just wondering, I have a musa basjoo that i planted in spring, its about 1 foot tall after the summer. How should i protect it?

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miketropic

cut it down cover with mulch, leaves or straw and it will be just fine come next spring

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 7:51AM
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rokal(LongIsland/z6b)

I am also on Long Island. If your basjoo is only 1 foot tall after an entire growing season, something is probably wrong with your planting site or cultivation practices. That plant should be well over 5 feet under normal conditions and even bigger with lots of water and fertilizer.

A one foot plant may not have stored enough energy to make it through the winter.

Do you have it in mostly shade?

    Bookmark   November 7, 2013 at 5:36PM
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