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I know another basjoo question...

Posted by billynjennifer KY (My Page) on
Thu, May 14, 09 at 14:44

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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RE: I know another basjoo question...

  • Posted by rokal LongIsland/z6b (My Page) on
    Fri, May 15, 09 at 15:02

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.

RE: I know another basjoo question...

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.

RE: I know another basjoo question...

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?

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