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Old 08-02-2020, 06:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hello everyone,

Writing in from Amsterdam. A sad day today, as i finally decided to cut back my bananaplant (i believe it was a dwarf cavendish or musa basjoo). The plant had not formed any new leaves this whole year and the one that was supposed to open stayed closed and discoloured.

I cut it back just a bit (above all the other leaves) hoping a new one would press itself up soon enough. However, nothing happened at all, except for new pups sprouting at the bottom.

So today i started cutting it. I took off all the top, hoping for the best. It had a black/brown core so i kept going all the way down until about a foot above ground level.

This is what it looks like.

Does it stand a chance, do i need to keep cutting or is it hopeless?
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Time will tell, it may come back. I had a couple plants this year that had to be cut back to about 12". The main stem did not grow on either plant, but both have 6 pup's.
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