Re: Winter Care
Living in central Ohio I either have to mulch plants outdoors or repot and take plants indoors.
the plants I take in have all leaves cut off, roots removed and stalks cut just below the leaves. I place the stalk and corm in a dark basement corner with black plastic to keep out light. The ensete seem to do real well and pick back up pretty quick in the spring and early summer.
The last two years my basjoo which is located close to the house has remained in the ground and done extremely well. I cut off the stalk at about ten to twelve inches, build a wire fence around the area, mulch with straw to a depth of three feet then mulch with leaves which squash down the straw, cover with plastic. Four of the five main stalks survived the last winter with a lot of new pups this year. Hoping to repeat the process for years to come.