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Is removing leaf bases on palms a bad idea?

Posted by mcgyvr2009i 5b (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 22, 12 at 10:12

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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RE: Is removing leaf bases on palms a bad idea?

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.


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RE: Is removing leaf bases on palms a bad idea?

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


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