Return to the Palms & Cycads Forum | Post a Follow-Up

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?

Follow-Up Postings:

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.

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.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Palms & Cycads Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here