I know another basjoo question...

billynjenniferMay 14, 2009

I bought a M. Basjoo yesterday that is already about three feet tall. I've replanted it into a half barrell and it seems that by this morning, there seems to be the beginnings of a new leaf shooting out the top.

My question is this, one of the older leaves looks really bad and trashy. Can I go ahead and cut that leaf or just deal with until it takes care of itself?

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rokal(LongIsland/z6b)

As long as the leaf is not brown, I usually leave it on the plant. Once it turns brown, I cut it off as close to the pseudo stem as possible. A brown leaf is no longer providing energy to the plant.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2009 at 3:02PM
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billynjennifer

It's not really completely brown, but it looks really ugly. The edges are curling and just looking pretty bad. On a good note, though, it has put out another leaf really quickly.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2009 at 10:57PM
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the_virginian(Zone 7 NoVA)

Go ahead and cut it off as the 'basjoo will replace any ratty leaves very quickly. Any reason you have not planted it in the ground?

    Bookmark   May 21, 2009 at 11:22AM
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