Q.Overwintering Container Banana Plants
I started growing several varieties of banana this year, zone 8a. On November 1 I cut back two of the bananas (a Red Abyssinian and a Siam Ruby) and placed them in their containers on a shelf in my garage. It is now Jan 1, two months later. With no water and no light for two months I’m amazed that they’re slowly growing. I’ve included pictures from Nov 1 and Jan 1. Anyone have this experience before? Shouldn’t they be totally dormant?
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I suspect it is warm in your garage or there was a warm spell. Normally a dormant plant will grow only minimally. Since yours are growing, I would water them occasionally. You could even move them to a sunny area and treat them like houseplants, but still water minimally.