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Old 08-27-2012, 04:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: What Banana plant is this?

Looks to me like it could be a grand naine (Cavendish wine spots on leaves, red stem) or some other Cavendish variety. I live about 1.5 hours east north east of you, and you def need to bring it indoors for the winter. Your 2 options are to just keep it in a pot year round, and put it outside for the summer months, or 2 plant it in the ground and dig it up in the fall. It is really amazing how fast they grow in the ground so I like to grow them in pots when they are young, and plant them out in the spring when they are a good size. In the fall I either dig them up and store them dormant at around 5-10C or pot them up and keep them growing over the winter if I planned the whole height thing out well. If u do want to pot them up and keep them growing, do it a few weeks before first frost so they can get some decent roots, which helps keep you from over-watering. There's lot of threads on the org with great info, good luck!

Edit: actually your plant seems to have closed petioles which would mean its not Cavendish...

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