pruning areca palms - Knowledgebase Question

Oviedo, Fl
Question by ltorres034
February 8, 2009
Can areca palms be cut down,and expect new growth? They are all dry after the recent freeze in Oviedo, Florida. I've got 6 of them.

Answer from NGA
February 8, 2009


You can remove any winter freeze damage and your palms should recover within a few weeks. Remove only the fronds, not the center or top of the plant because that's where new growth will emerge. Best wishes with your landscape!

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