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Old 07-20-2013, 10:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: Basjoo- Trim leaves?

Say - i don't want to hijack the thread, but this is somewhat related. I purchased my first banana plants this Spring at the farm store. They were in small - half gallon or smaller pots and we had a late frost that got them and they looked about half dead.

They are basjoo and i trimmed about half of the leaves away (dead leaves - partially dead) and re-potted them in 5 gallon pots. They have come on real well with perhaps the biggest approaching 3 foot tall and 1.5 inch diameter stem. I bought some a few weeks later and they are half that big. so maybe the re-potting was as big a factor as any.

I have 11 with half in almost full sun and the other half mostly shaded. The past few weeks i notice a lot of the leaves have brown edges or parts of the the leave turning brown. I water frequently - possibly too much?

I'm in Arkansas - zone 7 and i think the original pots said they were 2 yr-old plants out of a nursery in Oklahoma. Probably tissue cultured - i shouldn't speculate - i have no idea.

I think they are probably doing decent. Are the brown spots normal? Your thoughts?
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