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overwintering Musa

Posted by diamondm 7 (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 4, 08 at 12:27

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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RE: overwintering Musa

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.

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