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Old 10-23-2016, 01:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Here's my manzano from a couple of weeks ago now. Been so busy with other gardening stuff that it's really taken a back seat. I have debated just letting it go the way of old man winter as it's too large to fit inside now. That would make more room for something more desirable (Hua Moa). Or I could just separate those two pups?

Anyone just removed all the soil and stored them dormant? Rot seems to be a large issue from what I've heard?
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Old 10-23-2016, 06:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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plant looks great

this year i did what cincinnana does and i cut each leaf to about half or maybe less of its length
it really contains the plants
pretty much all the leafs you see now will likely yellow and die off over the winter and
new leafs will grow in the new lighting etc conditions
so long as the flower is not in the pstem
you could cut the big one down to a foot or so but then you have lost pstem height
i have one that is hitting the ceiling right now and i just cut the cigar leaf down a bit
every time the leaf hits the ceiling
cant say for sure how it will turn out though
good luck
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Old 10-23-2016, 08:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Here's my manzano from a couple of weeks ago now. Been so busy with other gardening stuff that it's really taken a back seat. I have debated just letting it go the way of old man winter as it's too large to fit inside now. That would make more room for something more desirable (Hua Moa). Or I could just separate those two pups?

Anyone just removed all the soil and stored them dormant? Rot seems to be a large issue from what I've heard?


Great looking plant....It does not matter what type of plant you have .....the rules are the same for most plants.


Many members trim the plant back.........way back. and store it in the basement/garage giving the plant minimal care while still in the container.

Please tell us...what are the conditions your going to grow this plant........this winter.

As long as you do not overwater the plant ....your good....
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It's not so much the plant size, but the pot size. Last winter it was in a small enough pot I just tucked it away in a corner of my bedroom by a window and watered it once a month or so. We'll see...

Now's probably not a good time to separate the pups I'd imagine?
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I've got a couple very large plants, that to fit in the house, I trim the leaves down to 1/2 size first, and if still too big, I cut the p-stem down to about 3 ft. and let it start over with new leaves.

I have a black bird of paradise that is getting too large also, but the way the leaves hang, it should still be OK with my 10 ft. ceilings.

The rest of my plants go to the basement where I have lights set up and water the plants enough to keep them green and get them through the winter. Of which I've done very little of yet. Supposed to get down to 34 degrees tonight, but then 40s the rest of the week, so I'm slowly moving the less hardy plants in and storing them in my back porch which holds the temps about 10 degrees above what it is outside at night. Of course during the day if there is sun it gets plenty warm with the fiberglass panels that cover the screens for the winter.
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. That would make more room for something more desirable (Hua Moa).
Because.....????
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You're right. They all deserve my tlc.

Where there's little space there's plenty of space
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It's not so much the plant size, but the pot size. Last winter it was in a small enough pot I just tucked it away in a corner of my bedroom by a window and watered it once a month or so. We'll see...

Now's probably not a good time to separate the pups I'd imagine?
I separate pups whenever I get to it, and I don't recall any late season issues.
I think it's a good idea to let the cut portion of the corm dry to reduce the issue of rot at that point.
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