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Overwintering Cannas

I have 2 cannas in pots that I bought late last summer. I have brought them inside now. They are in an unheated room on a south-east facing window sill. They have been there for about 2 weeks and are starting to look very droopy. I have not watered them since I brought them inside.

Should I water them and if so how often?

Is it normal for the leaves to droop and perhaps drop off?

many thanks for any help


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,263

    Do not water until Spring. The leaves will wither and dry off. You can then cut them off to tidy the plant up. When it warms up in Spring, a new shoot will start.  At that point, feed and water and keep in a sunny warm position.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • Thank you that is very helpful.

  • I have cannas in pots how is it best to over winter them. Should I cut them back or leave them?
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