Musa Basjoo in pots with pups over winter care?

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Musa Basjoo in pots with pups over winter care?

Post by Rachelpalm » Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:38 pm

Hello
I have 2 pots with Musa Basjoo in them which are now about as tall as me 5 foot 7, lol. They also have a couple of pups each which are about 2 foot tall which I have left in the pots. I am thinking of putting them in my garage over winter and they are potted up with the 50/50 mix thing, perlite etc. I was going to leave the pups where they were and try digging them out and replanting next year. My garage has 2 South facing windows and gets no lower than 0c. Will the banans be ok nd how often would they need water in my garage over winter? Once a fortnight? Never grown banana plants before so am totally new to it all. Is it better to trim leaves off over winter for the health of the plant? Any advice on over wintering bananas in a garage would be great.

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Re: Musa Basjoo in pots with pups over winter care?

Post by The Codfather » Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:42 pm

Sat has just started a thread on this topic......
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Re: Musa Basjoo in pots with pups over winter care?

Post by musa_monkey » Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:46 pm

They will be fine. All my basjoos will go in the garage in a few weeks time and will get no water until next March and very little light from one small window. They always come back year after year with no problem.
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Re: Musa Basjoo in pots with pups over winter care?

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:49 pm

Totally fine in the garage. They will be fine in whatever they are growing in now, just limit/stop watering.


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Re: Musa Basjoo in pots with pups over winter care?

Post by Rachelpalm » Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:12 pm

Hello
thanks very much indeed. I did ask about this before but it was so long ago I forgot.

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Re: Musa Basjoo in pots with pups over winter care?

Post by The Codfather » Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:32 am

what about minimum temp ????
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Re: Musa Basjoo in pots with pups over winter care?

Post by musa_monkey » Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:18 pm

The Codfather wrote:what about minimum temp ????

I don't *think* my garage went below zero last year but i know it was close.

The one other thought i had was if you are not heating a storage space then using a fan to keep the air moving is a good idea to help avoid rot.
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Re: Musa Basjoo in pots with pups over winter care?

Post by Rachelpalm » Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:20 am

On nice days I will open the garage door to get fresh air to the plants. Cheers


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