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Q.Should Flowers On Struggling Palms Be Cut Off

Zone Merseyside uk | thornboroughnet added on April 19, 2020 | Answered

My palm leaves seem to be struggling and it’s just growing a flower. Should I cut the flower off and if so shall I do it now or wait for the flower to fully form?

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Answered on April 21, 2020

Cutting the bloom during times of environmental stress can help to repurpose energy to where it is needed most.

Though it may help, it will not solve the underlying problem. If this area doesn't get a chance to dry out thoroughly, between watering then this is likely the reason behind the decline of the palm.

Fixing it will, ultimately, depend on environmental factors. If there is no way to keep the soil a little on the dry side, then it may look a little on the "down" side for quite some time.

Luckily, This type of Cordyline will usually come back with the right care.

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