July 26, 2013 Cavendishes first new leaf (since I got him anyway, actually it is leaf 8) is unfurling nicely despite the minor damage the caterpillar did. I keep bringing up what that caterpillar did. I think I still must be holding a minor grudge about what he did right off to my new baby. :-(. . As the larger leaf unfurls the damage in proportion is showing less.
Two pictures taken late morning.
OK, I could not resist another picture taken 7:37 in the evening when opened slightly more:
I expect it will be fully opened by the morning. Deep inside the center of the stem I see the tenderest beginnings of his second new leaf. :-)
"Arrived in very good condition and well packed. Has a rolled leaf already to spread. Replanted after 2 days into 7 inch pot. Almost finished spreading out a nice healthy leaf already at 5 days. Pictures of his growth at: http://paulsbananaplantation.blogspot.com/"