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Is my banana plant dead

endakellyendakelly Posts: 15
I have a potted 
Musa ensete Maurelii, I overwintered in my shed and took it out a couple of weeks ago.  Unfortunately, it caught a frost and now the remaining stump from last year's growth and broken clean off at soil level.

Have I killed it, or will it come back?



  • WilderbeastWilderbeast Posts: 1,415
    Ensete are completely tender any Frist will almost certainly kill them, think it'll have had it. You can keep it frost free and try putting it out once we have very warm weather. Mine is out in the greenhouse for days and back in the house at night until mid to late may, currently have 3 new leaves growing.
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,622
    Agree with Wilderbeast
     We lost ours,in a green house, wrapped in bubble wrap, greenhouse also double glazed with bubble wrap,and a green house heater in that section. E etc We also live , in the mildest SE corner 
  • WilderbeastWilderbeast Posts: 1,415
    Mine lived in our boot room in an old clothes chest all winter, I dug it up and put it in a pot and never watered it at all. 1st time I've managed to over winter an ensete, I'm hoping it gets to some real size this year. 
  • PlantmindedPlantminded Posts: 2,795
    I grew a small Ensete Maurelli last year in a pot for the first time and thought I'd have to consider it as short lived, like an annual.  However, I kept it in my garage over winter, not expecting much.  The garage is integral to the house so it remains above 10 degrees at night, plus there are two large double glazed windows.  I didn't remove any leaves and watered it lightly every 10 days or so.  I was amazed to see two new leaves appear and flourish during the winter!  It's been out on a sunny patio since last week and is now showing some serious intention!  
    Wirral. Sandy, free draining soil.

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