Is removing leaf bases on palms a bad idea?

mcgyvr2009i(Schenectady, NY 5b)September 22, 2012

I have a Majesty Palm that has a leaf base which isn't lose yet, but it's getting there. The frond was already cut off. Would I hurt the palm if I just remove the leaf base without even letting it fall off?

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orchiddude(+7b ALabama)

No you want hurt the palm. I keep my plants clean by removing old
leaf brackets. Some palms take forever to drop a boot, while others
like the Christmas drop them with no problem.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2012 at 8:58PM
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tropicalzone7(7b)

No, you can remove the base without hurting the palm. Majesty palms do not remove leaf bases as willingly as other palms so you will have to use a sharp knife to help you cut it. I wouldnt remove it until the base of the frond looks like it is shriveled up. At that point it is a little easier to remove.

-Alex

    Bookmark   September 23, 2012 at 3:43AM
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