Musa Basjoo still alive? HELP!
Last summer, a friend gave me a 1 gal. Musa Basjoo hardy banana. For winter protection, i cut the crown off all the trunks and covered around the bottom with mulch. When i removed the mulch in spring, the trunks pulled out of the ground. A few days ago, i dug into the ground a little bit and got into hard, white tissue. I know this is supposed to mean it will come back, but NOTHING IS HAPPENING! Is it dead? I figured it would have already started sprouting if it was alive. My friend's bananas are coming back, but i live on a mountain, nearly 1000 ft. higher up than he does. I need help, BAD! thanks in advance. Heres a pic of that banana before i cut the tops off.