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.