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The torn leaf is the ultimate "Island look"

Message from Mike coastal CT

That's a really nice look.

When I first started planting my basjoo, I tried soooo hard to keep the leaves in pristine condition (trying to avoid a single tear). Then it hit me (and others who saw my bananas mentioned it too)….they look so much more tropical when the leaves are torn and blowing in the wind. Any movie from Hawaii or the Caribbean you ever see that shows bananas shows them torn and blowing.

You’re going to think I’m a little nuts …but now I go out in mid-summer and “individually” tear ever other leaf to get the “island look”!


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