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Old 12-31-2017, 12:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Hardening off potted bananas

Last spring I spent 3 weeks carefully hardening off my Mekong Giant banana. It was overcast the entire time, which is common in my area. I worked the plant up to 6 hours a day.

Then the sun came out and an hour later the leaves were mush. I am pretty sure it would have worked out better if I had just cut the top off and planted the corm. The plant did not recover its good looks for over a month.

Any advice? This plant lives in the ground most of the year, and in the Fall I pot up a pup and bring it inside until all danger of frost has passed. When I bring the pup outside again it is usually 2-3 feet tall. Every year the leaves die back and then the pup re-grows.
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Old 12-31-2017, 11:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It would be helpful to know where you live.!!
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Oh, I live in Kansas. We tend to have wet, cool overcast springs that last 3-5 weeks, followed by sunshine and heat. Lots of heat.
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