What tree is this?
I am new to this so please excuse me if this is not the right place but...
I moved to a new place back in november 16 (NW London) and I have a cute little garden with what I thought was some sort of palm tree/plant. I also have cats who, I think, decided to use this as a means to get up onto the fence with minimal effort.
Long story short, I recently noticed that said tree/plant wasn't doing too well and it was very brown, dry and shredded (hence my guess at the cats using it as a climbing frame!).
I don't know if this was the right thing to do but I cut away all of the 'dead', dry, brown material and am now left with a sad looking (possibly) palm (possibly) tree. I don't want to lose this guy so I've been trying to find out what it is and how to look after it - with very little luck!
I have attached a photo and I am hoping that one of you fine green-fingered people will be able to offer up some answers!
It was a but fuller at the top, with more than one 'leaf', but they all died. It's a strange thing - the leaves seem to grow upwards in a spiral and then unroll after a certain point!
Waiting eagerly Thanks!
Wild guess... A banana tree?
Someone clever will know jade
Christ on a bike! I think you're right!!
Agree with the banana ID.....don't think it'll fruit in NW London.
See the following for some enlightenment on growing bananas in the UK:
Royal Horticultural Society https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=311
Urban Jungle https://www.urbanjungle.uk.com/musabasjoofaq.asp