musa basjoo rootball?.

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musa basjoo rootball?.

Post by karl66 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:26 pm

I realise it will be time to chop the stem's down in a few month's but I've only ever bought musa's with 7.5/10 litre pot's previously, ive seen some in 30/60 litre tub's!!, I can see a big hole being dug for these!!, if you bought the same size musa in say a 12litre pot would this be enough rootball to sustain such a thick trunk?. karl.


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Re: musa basjoo rootball?.

Post by Tom2006 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:50 pm

Sorry I can t answer this one but will be interested to know. How come your cutting the stem? It might not get cold enough to kill it. Ive planted lots of small ones in the garden this year not sure whether to lift of just try to wrap with straw?
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Re: musa basjoo rootball?.

Post by grub » Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:55 pm

I've never lifted or protected Basjoo, some years they get cut back to the ground by the winter, some years not. I can't see what can be gained by chopping them down tbh, as for will a small pot sustain a tall nana? Don't see why not if it's got enough food and water, the roots would be working hard to sustain it though. First Basjoo I ever bought was 5ft tall in a 2l pot and they were just sat in a tray of water in a poly.
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Re: musa basjoo rootball?.

Post by Dave Brown » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:09 pm

any cutting down, is done as part of the spring tidy up. I just cut back to firm growth, same a Grub, I don't protect apart from the front clump which I try to keep tall enough to walk under.
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Re: musa basjoo rootball?.

Post by plantwoman » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:22 pm

i have a clump of Musa basjBo in my tropical border ,we are in zone 8 Castleford .i wait till first frost affects the leaves then i cut back to where leaves grow from and cover in usual way ..i also mulch round the roots.Linda at little Eden Castleford


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Post by Yorkshire Kris » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:14 pm

plantwoman wrote:i have a clump of Musa basjBo in my tropical border ,we are in zone 8 Castleford .i wait till first frost affects the leaves then i cut back to where leaves grow from and cover in usual way ..i also mulch round the roots.Linda at little Eden Castleford
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Re: musa basjoo rootball?.

Post by kata » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:24 pm

Musa basjoo rootball

Maybe frost will not arrive then we can leave outdoors, hoping.

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