11-23-2011, 08:03 PM
Location: Penticton, BC, Okanagan Valley, Canada
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Re: Unique overwintering question
In that case you might be interested to view this thread: Need advice to grow a banana plant indoors all winter
Originally Posted by sashaeffer
Yes, nice sized east facing window provides natural light, and I leave the over head ceiling light on during the day as well.
There actively growing bananas in daylight only is discussed in some detail. My ornata is still thriving under that
condition and our daylight hours here are already shorter (8hrs 48min) than yours at the shortest day of the year,
Dec. 22. (9hrs 11min). My Ornata has fully grown two leaves between October 14 and Nov. 21. That is a
rate of one leaf every 19 days. I did not monitor it closely then, but if it had grown faster than that, during
summer in full sunlight, it would be bigger by now.