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Old 12-17-2006, 01:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New plants in the winter...?

I've had my musa acuminata 'super dwarf' since a little before last winter. i kept the plant in the pot for the entire winter and didn't fertilize at all, not knowing any better, and though it did not seem to really like it, it really took off when it got warm again, and grew like a champ all season, even though i never even took it outside.

now that i know a little bit about what i'm supposed to be doing with this plant, i'm wondering if i can leave it in its pot again this winter or if i need to dig it up and overwinter it in a cool room. should i do this? and if i do, how much of the corm should be removed?

also, i just ordered 4 new bananas:

1 - Misi Luki
1 - Dwarf Cavendish
1 - Mona Lisa
1 - Raja Puri

any advice anyone can give me on keeping these for the rest of the winter, planting (in pots or in the ground, i think i'll go two and two and get some practice with each) come spring, and feeding all year round i would really appreciate.

i've gotten some great advice from this site, really appreciate everyone's taking the time to help out the new guy!

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Old 12-22-2006, 03:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Bananas Brindando Re: New plants in the winter...?

The new babies need to be in pots in the house..I'm just guessing they came from e-bay..I got some as well as a few others I believe...Just don't over water and give them as much daylight as possible unless of course you have the proper artificial lighting... If your super dwarf is doing fine why mess with it wait till spring..Then decide..They are designed to do well in pots..

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