Tropicals forum→Trimmong BOP

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Name: Cheryl
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Jul 25, 2015 10:36 AM CST
I have a young Giant Bird of Paradise. When it loses a lower leaf, a portion of the brown stem remains much like palms. How do i trim these so the dead parts look attractive? I have seen beautifully trimmed palm leaves that create a woven pattern. I know a BOP is not a palm, but if trimmed a certain way can i achieve similar nice pattern?
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Jul 25, 2015 11:04 AM CST
I suggest sawing them off vertically, so a straight line remains with the stubs all being the same length.

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