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You may need more phosphorus added to your soil. Bone meal is a good way to add phosphorus. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/phosphorus-plant-growth.htm
Sometimes when the new shoots grow, the leaves begin to open up before they are even fully out of the stem which causes them to be deformed by the time they have fully come out of the stem. I have it in a well draining mix of mulch, sand and organic compost and I fertilizer every 2 months or so with a high potassium fertilizer. I also don’t let it get too much or too little water as far as I can tell.
What could be causing its arrested development and over-eager leaf development?
Do to the size of these plants, container growing is not recommended.
Your plant will likely do much better planted directly into the garden.
If the leaves have turned yellow or brown, you can cut them. If the leaves are still green in your climate, it's best to leave them in place to continue feeding the plant.