Are they dead?
I have 2 clumps of what I think are Basjoo bananas. When I uncovered them 2 weeks ago (just covered with mulch for winter) the existing plants were mush. Nothing has happened at all with the existing stumps, they are still mush, some even worse than when I first uncovered them, like they are holding water, but one clump has 2 pups emerging and the other has 1. This will be their third year in the ground. I lost the original or mother plant on both clumps last year. The existing stumps range from 2" to 6". Will they come back? Is there something I can do to help them? If they are dead, should I leave them to rot back to ground or dig them out?