My D. Binati Multifidia 'Extrema' (did I actually write that correctly) arrived bareroot a week or two ago and has been living happily in his new home ever since. *I've got few new vibrant neon green leaves with plenty of dew springing up and unravelling and he looks awesome in the morning sunlight.
However, all of the leaves that were on the planet when it was planted are bone dry. *They are a darker/sickly green color, some blackenned, and look like a tangled mess. *My question is if these leaves are still alive and contributing anything to the plant. *If they aren't, I'd like to cut them as they're interfering with new growth and just plain don't look very good. *Anyone know?
I've included a few pictures below. *Forgive the blurriness; I'm still learning how to focus on a wider depth of field.
You can see the nice new growth near the bottom right of this picture. *The upper part is every bit as blackenned as the picture makes it look.
The new growth is dead center here. *The rest of the leaves surrounding it are the ones I'm referring to.