Question: when do I cut the dead leaves off and do I cut the stalk?
Answer: You can remove the dead leaves now. If your plant has outgrown its spot in the garden, you can reduce the size by cutting back the stalk. But cutting the stalk is not necessary. Best wishes with your banana plant.
Q&A Library Searching Tips
When singular and plural spellings differ, as in peony and peonies, try both.