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Old 07-10-2013, 09:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
Rick H
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Default Basjoo- Trim leaves?

I have a few Basjoo's growing outside near the house. Was wondering if trimming the lower ( and smaller ) leaves helps the plant grow faster or taller? They are about 3 1/2 feet tall now, was thinking that cutting the lower leaves back close to the stem, might give the plant more energy ( not the right word... ) to grow faster, since it does not have to feed the smaller leaves. I would leave the top canopy of five or six larger leaves alone. Any ideas? Thanks!!!!
I am in Upstate NY, home to lots of SNOW!!! I am hoping to be sucessful in growing some Musa Basjoos around the pool to make our short summers feel more tropical!!!! Always open to advice from others!!!
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