mtkelly
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Banyan Tree Dormancy

Do Banyan trees need a dormant period?

I'm not sure about dormancy when the bonsai tree is tropical. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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I find that leaving that tree out until freezing weather is not a threat (species specifics might warrant a look here) and works great for me. My ficus and schefflera actually got a few 30 degree evenings before they came in; more tender varieties like serissas shouldn't go to the 30's). A month or so of 30 to 40 degree evenings are good for most tropicals and act as a sort of mini-dormancy that I feel makes that first push of growth indoors possible (and sustainable). The tropics do get cooler in the winter; just not as cold. Mimicking those conditions can only benefit your tree...

Scott
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mtkelly
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Thanks

Helpful G,

Thanks for the reply. I'll use this info going forward.

-M

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Any other questions, we'll be here...

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