Originally Posted by cincinnana
Cut the stem at the break/bend, do not try to save the plant above the crease.
This will only cause a choke and your plant will suffer.
The plant will sort itself out in a few weeks.
This is normal for a plant which has been grown indoors AND NOT HARDENED OFF TO THE ELEMENTS.
Wind, heavy rain will break and bend your leaves at the start of the season.
Even though I take precautions for this .....sometimes it just happens.
Before you bring them out next year ....run a box fan on the leaves for a few weeks to condition them.
Yes it stinks...
The short answer is your still good....just a set back a few weeks.
Even though precautions are made, it still happens in fact it happened today with some Bordelons....they bent just like your plants.
This happened overnight during a light spring wind a few years back.....just cut them off and get on with it..
Yes, but I feel I should mention that, if one were to treat the plant with a plant growth regulator to shorten the pseudostem, the old pseudostem has to be cut anyway to allow the shortened growth to emerge, therefore this is a good time for the OP to consider applying Uniconazolel or Paclobutrazol solution as a soil drench. These can be bought cheaply on Ebay:
Uniconazolel 15g 95% Plant Growth Regulator | eBay
Paclobutrazol (PBZ) 10g 95% Plant Hormone Plant Growth PGR | eBay
These quantities are enough to treat thousands of potted plants.
With a sufficiently shortened pseudostem, a banana plant will not fold over in the wind and rain even after it has grown indoors.