How do you store a banana tree for the winter?
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Also asked, how cold can banana plants tolerate?
Banana trees (even the cold tolerant ones) prefer warm humid temperatures for maximum growth. They grow fastest when the daytime highs are 80°F to 95°F (27°C to 35°C). Growth will slow drastically below 57°F (14°C). The tops of the plants will die back to the ground at the first sign of frost.
Also, should you cut dead leaves off banana trees? Although banana trees do not need much trimming, cutting off old, dead leaves helps stimulate growth. Removing leaves that rub against the banana bunch helps with fruit production. As banana trees stand quite tall, be prepared to climb in your efforts to trim the uppermost leaves.
Beside this, how do you dig up a banana tree?
To remove the banana plant, dig up a circle of soil about 1 foot around the base. Insert the blade of a sharp shovel into the disturbed dirt at a 45-degree angle to sever any underground roots, working all the way around the plant. After the roots have been severed, you can easily pull the young banana plant up.
What is the most cold hardy banana tree?
Musa basjoo Considered the most cold hardy banana! Its lush green foliage provides an outstanding tropical effect yet its roots survive much colder temperatures than other bananas.