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Q.Can I take off the bottom 8 to 10″ of leaves on the Cardboard Palm?

Zone Osprey Florida 34229 | dianasepp added on January 5, 2019 | Answered

I have 3 Cardboard Palms that I would like to trim up and can’t find any information on how to do it.
I would like to clear the bottom 10″ of branches to leave a view under them. Is that possible and how can I proceed?

These plants are 13 years in our yard and is 5 to 6′ tall

Thank you for any information.

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Answered on January 6, 2019

I don't recommend doing this, but it won't hurt to do it VERY SLOWLY. Take off a branch of leaf per day, or maybe a few days in between. It is just more of a hassle, and potential threat to the health of the plant for very little gain.

This article will give you more information on these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/cardboard-palm-plants/growing-cardboard-palms.htm

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