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Old 01-19-2007, 09:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cold New Basjoo Wintering Questions

Hello,

Right now my new basjoo is in my living room. It's in a pot 2 ft. around and 2 ft deep. It is approximately 3ft tall.

Been repotted (upon arrival to my house) with perlite, spagum moss, and miracle grow soil.

Watered a little bit upon repotting.

Three leaves left, (originally had four) two getting brown and one still green.

Stalk still green and looking good.

Temp in here is about 68 and it gets some light from windows (sun is on the other side of the house at this time of year) and some light from the overhead dinning room and kitchen light.

Am I doing the right thing? It was a pup that was dug up and separated in Nov. and potted.

I keep seeing posts about green sprouts and the like.

Can I expect this plant to remain like this until spring, or should it be producing new leaves? I don't mind it to look half dead (although I know it's not) until spring, but I don't want it to die either.

I live in Ohio and temps outside are now finally in the 20's & 30's.

Thanks for all the help.
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Old 01-19-2007, 09:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: New Basjoo Wintering Questions

Everything you are doing sounds good. The older leaves will turn yellow, but new ones will adjust to lower winter light levels. If it looks green it will continue to grow in your house throughout winter. Man I hate winter!

I have 15 basjoo's over wintering inside that are actively growing. The older leaves are dying, but the plants are growing at about 1/2 speed relative summer. My maurelii is my fastest grower which grows as quickly inside in winter as it did in the middle of hot humid month of August. I recommend this as the #1 indoor banana. Super dwarf Cavendish’s are the worst! All three of mine choked and I had to cut the stem off. When the temperature warms up in march I will put my plants into the greenhouse.

The one thing you must watch out for is Spider mites and White fly's. I have a small infestation of mites that I have managed to bring under control with End-All spray. It's not the best product since the mites come back. I am going to try to track down some eucalyptus oil. Spider mites do not like this and the oil will stick to the leaves which should repel them for an extended period of time.

Anyways, I hope this helps! Cheers, Ryan

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