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fall temps

Posted by plantman532000 z5 NcntrlPa. (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 9, 06 at 12:36

I am in zone 5 and this is the first year that I have put my banana plants outside for the summer. I was wondering at what temp I should bring them in. I know it must be before freezing, but I have read that under 50o F is not too good for them either. So what would be a good temp to bring them indoors?

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RE: fall temps

It's not neccsarily temps per se, but rather frost. Any extended temps under 50f will cause the banana to go into dormancy. It won't hurt it at all. Light frosts will nip at the leaves and cause some browness and deadness and the end of leaves. Prolong frosts will damage and kill leaves. Freezes will then kill the psuedostem. If the freeze reaches the corm in the ground, the banana is dead. I would bring them in when temps start getting to the 40 degree mark and lower at night.

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