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Old 04-11-2011, 08:24 PM   #6 (permalink)

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Default Re: Strange leaves on ice cream

It could be getting ready to flower, but if it is those leaves are certainly not normal. It looks like what happened is that those are the leaves that were in the process of growing inside the pseudostem during the winter, and they were damaged, perhaps due to cold, they did not develop anymore but continued to be pushed out of the pseudostem once growth resumed. Give it some fertilizer and some time and it should start to look more normal. If it has begun to flower, the bunch will likely be stunted like the leaves.
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