Frost damaged Banana Plants?
Luckily, the only thing in my yard that was damaged by the frost were the bananas. I tried to play it safe and mostly planted hardy native plants, but love the exotic look of banana trees. They don't look so exotic anymore. I just planed them last summer, so this is their first winter. Most of the leaves on the large plants are brown. Should I cut them off, or cut the whole stalk down? The small shoots on the side look ok, I'll try to protect them from any more frosts. I asked my neighbor what to do with the dead bananas, and she looked at me confused, and said she just leaves them be. Maybe that's best. What do you think? Just so you know, I don't have a manicured yard, I'm going more for a wild jungle look with too many plants planted too close. I'm more concerned with the health of the banana trees.