Overwintering Banana Plants

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Frost coming tonight so I had to quickly dig up the banana plants that were in the ground to get them inside for overwintering.
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I expected the large Ensete maurelli to be a lot heavier than it was. Everything is inside now. I hope they survive the winter. I'll be putting them in my furnace room since that's the only place that'll be dark enough.

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Well, good luck~how do you plan to bed it~keep it moist~but not too```
Putting them all in the dark in my basement. I'll spray them every once in a while but don't want to risk any rot.

Good luck I overwinter lime and lemon tree
Thanks. Hoping everything works out. Also growing a few manzano pups in my tent and a basjoo that took its sweet dann time starting to grow all summer long
 

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Been starting up some of my bananas and it constantly amazes me that I can dig these guys out, throw them in a dark room, ignore them for a few months and watch them immediately respond when I put them back in soil
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i've been restarting the amaryllis the past few weeks. i want to space out their growing to extend how much time i have a flower blooming. up until two weeks ago i'd not done much to them at all other than take the leaves off as they died back. the first one i watered has already started sticking up some new green leaves (it is small enough it probably won't flower - but we'll see, sometimes they surprise me).
 

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Frost coming tonight so I had to quickly dig up the banana plants that were in the ground to get them inside for overwintering.
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I expected the large Ensete maurelli to be a lot heavier than it was. Everything is inside now. I hope they survive the winter. I'll be putting them in my furnace room since that's the only place that'll be dark enough.

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That's a good idea for saving the banana trees. not all people do this, most people just leave them there and frost up, then eventually die. I hope you can maintain it inside.
 

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