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Old 11-02-2017, 10:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thank you for your advice; I will definitely go easy on the watering aspect. My main objective right now is just keeping it alive and letting it root until spring.

You seem to have very good luck with variegated banana plants and yours are awesome, so I was wondering if you could help me answer 2 questions I have about future growth.

1. Do you think I can plant this variety in full sun or is half shade/full shade best? I have seen pictures of some mature variegated in full sun that seem OK and others getting the *you know what* burned out of the white leaf sections. I was wondering what your take on this was.

2. If I do plant mine in full sun, I have read where the leaves adapt just like with most plants (such as acclimating a shade plant to sun.. the leaves will shrink and become waxy to avoid photo-oxidation) and lose the white coloring. Have you experienced this and also do you think mine would be permanently green or would the default for pups still have white pigmentation due to the mutated genes?
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