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Old 10-05-2017, 05:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Cold Digging up plants. Should I wrap in burlap?

First off, I live in MN so leaving my manzanos outside isn't an option this winter as I just don't have enough to risk them not surviving. Maybe next winter I'll do a few experiments with my basjoos and a manzano or two but for now it's going to be a mix of dry overwintering and continuing some in pots.

Anyways, the situation/question: I'll be digging up one large manzano and one large Ensete maurelli to bring inside to hide and I'm curious about process. I don't have a cool dark root cellar and beaides that I've read from more sources than not that it's more the light than the temp that messes the plants up, so I was thinking about putting them in my furnace room, cutting all but three or so leaves off and then wrapping those leaves and part of the pseudostem in burlap, just to help protect it from getting messed up. So my questions are (1) anyone overwinter in a furnace room? And (2) is wrapping in burlap something others do or is that inviting other issues?

I was just hoping to leave more than one leaf on the plants to help with springtime growth.

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Old 10-07-2017, 02:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Digging up plants. Should I wrap in burlap?

I cut all the leaves off as they won’t stay any way. I put the root ball and part of the stem in a burlap bag and just keep from freezing. NO water and little light. Let go dormant over the winter. NO water,cool temps, and very little light.
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The cool temps will be a problem since it's the same room I have a grow tent in, which kicks off warm air from cooling a 1000w light
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Here is one way to do your ensete.

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Oh the Canadian tropics that is a scary big plant. At this point I think I can still handle this one without neighbors.
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That Maurelii Cincinnana referred to in his post is one big mother. I have one about half that size and I thought it was big.
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