Protect your exotics this winter

Protect your exotics this winter

There are lots of different exotic plants that will need protecting or bringing indoors over the winter but for this case study we have decided to focus on banana plants. A little bit of time spent now could save you a lot of money come spring.

 

This is how to get a banana plant winter ready:

 

Step 1: Wait until the first frosts as bananas will keep on growing right up until that point.

 

Step 2: Once the leaves start to show the first it of frost damage, cut them all off so you are left with just the trunks.

 

Step 3: Create a cage using bamboo canes and chicken wire, stuff it with dry straw.

 

Step 4: Use a black sack or upturned bucket over the top to keep the worst of the wet off the straw.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                       

 

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