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Old 11-06-2016, 11:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I bought this yesterday and while I don't have a lot of plant experience...I'm guessing the condition of this plant is because it wasn't getting watered enough?

I'm going to put it in a new pot today. Do I cut off the leaves accept for the top?

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Old 11-06-2016, 03:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Default Re: Need a little help.

Those leaves still have a good bit of green on them. They are still feeding the plant. You might cut some of the dead brown off but leave the green part. The plant also has a new leaf unrolling, so it is growing.

Re-pot to a bigger pot. Remove the small pot without disturbing the root ball, then set it into the bigger pot. I would then give it a lot of water, then water once a day.
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Default Re: Need a little help.

Could be water or sun damage. I'd leave the leaves. They have a lot of green on them so will help the plant. If you want to "pretty it up", trim off the brown parts with a pair of scissors. I'd definitely transplant, gently, to a larger pot filled with good soil (I use County compost so don't know much about musas and purchased soils) and drainage holes. Water well. Enjoy your new addiction...er...addition.
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Thank you for the replies. I'm only wanting to do what's best for the plant. The brown leaves don't really bother me aside of correcting whatever is going wrong. I asked about the cutting off of the leaves because I had watched a video saying to on YouTube...I think they said to help with the roots ( allows the plant to focus the energy on the roots? ). No clue. The plant was a pup and being transplanted from the adult. Glad I asked first though. I bought the new pot today and will be transplanting soon.
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I would leaves alone until you get a couple of new leaves. Use a pot at least twice as big as the one you have.
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Will do. Thank you.
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