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Hi, my dwarf banana palm has been bitten by a frost. All of his leaves are black and droopy. Do I cut them off now or wait until Spring? He has 2 large trunks with 3-4 mature leaves on each trunk. He is about 5 feet tall.

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Hi Erin, leave it until Spring,,,the surface plant is toast, but the underground Corm (root system) is still alive, so cover the ground around the Banana and keep the Corm from freezing,,,,in the Spring , new growth will emerge...and its a Banana plant not a Palm....lol..just for your edification....let me know if you need any more input..Nick

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Nick McCann

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broad spectrum knowledge in the field of tropical plants;

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I am a certified Master Gardner in Florida (8years)

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Master Gardner Association of Charlotte County Florida

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Master Gardner training....accredited each year with required seminars and educational training.

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