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  • Posted by TropicalGlos on September 11, 2023 at 11:25 am

    I have a nice Musa Acuminata that will need bringing in for the winter. It’s in the ground now so need to pot it up.

    My question is should I clean the roots and plant in dry potting mix or transfer directly from ground to pot with the current soil?

    TropicalGlos replied 7 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Craig A

    Administrator
    September 12, 2023 at 9:06 am

    Hi @JamesSea , it depends if you want to try and keep it growing through winter or force it into semi-dormancy.

    To keep it growing I would keep the soil that is around the roots, move it indoors to somewhere warm and bright.

    To force into semi-dormancy I would remove the existing soil and pot into dry compost. Move it to somewhere frost free and only water very minimally to keep things ticking over.

    I hope that helps? Others might have more to contribute 😁

    • TropicalGlos

      Member
      September 12, 2023 at 9:25 am

      Thanks Craig, I’m aiming for semi dormancy as I don’t want it to get leggy with poor lighting and away from the elements. Dry pot it is then πŸ™‚

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