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Old 05-03-2017, 01:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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got a question, i just recieved a banana plant today in fedex, i planted it in the ground the thing is several leaves were broken shipping, would it be ok to remove the broken leaves and leave the stem to grow new ones?
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Old 05-03-2017, 07:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Pics please, for a helpful reply! Most likely is ok
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I would wait until the leaves turn brown. The leaves can still feed the plant broken.
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First rule of bananas: never, ever, ever remove anything that is green.
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First rule of bananas: never, ever, ever remove anything that is green.
Ut oh... I break that rule all the time. Is that like a life or death rule?

When I'm pruning I take off anything going over a neighbor's fence, green or not. I'll also take off green if it's growing into or shading something I do not want shaded.
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Leaves are like solar panels. Less leaves means less energy which means fewer and/or small fruit.
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Leaves are like solar panels. Less leaves means less energy which means fewer and/or small fruit.
Whew, then maybe I'm OK. Ordinarily by the time my plants flower and eventually give me fruit there are LOTS of leaves everywhere!
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