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Old 04-11-2011, 05:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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After having all its leaves fried this past winter, my ice cream started to throw new leaves. The first couple were normal leaves and then these strange narrow leaves started to grow. The three pups on this mat are growing normal leaves though.

I will admit I haven't started to fertilize this mat again...stopped doing that back in October before the cold started.





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Old 04-11-2011, 05:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Leaves will get shorter when the plant is ready to put out a bud.
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how tall is the plant?
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Shorter leaf before the flag
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Flag leaf? Cool!

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Around 10 feet tall to the base of the leaves.
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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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My Misi Luki did that when it started growing after the winter. Now all the new leaves are normal though.
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Default Re: Strange leaves on ice cream

Do Ice Creams have red ribs like that? I think mine are all green.
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Default Re: Strange leaves on ice cream

Yes normal, A few of mine did that this year. After cold damage I cut them back and the next few leafs were small like that. They are now getting bigger and all seems just find. I think its just shock because all the other leafs have died off.
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Do Ice Creams have red ribs like that? I think mine are all green.
Yes,mine has red/pink ribs...perhaps you have something else.
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