mexiacn fan palm - Knowledgebase Question

navarre, fl
Question by LisaCasino7
March 19, 2006
when th dead fan leaves are cut off; will they grow back and how long will it take. Is there somehting I need to do to speed the process

Answer from NGA
March 19, 2006



The old fans or fronds that you cut off will not grow back. A Mexican Fan Palm like most palms only has one growing point, the top of the trunk. That is where new fronds are formed as the trunk grows slowly taller and taller. When fronds start to die back near the base of the tree's bushy top you can cut them off. Just don't prune off too much of the top. When you are done, the lowest remaining fronds should be drooping downward slightly. Don't prune lower ones until the remaining fronts are more upright than horizontal.

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