Windmill palm

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  1. Doct50

    Doct50 New Member

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    I live in Crawford Texas in hilly country. I have a lot of chunky rock(limestone). Despite that my palm has done rather well. In about 12-15 years I have had no problems. It is in a fairly sunny area. My question though is about the pods that come out in the spring. A friend has told me that those pods need to be cut out or they will kill the palm. Is this correct. I have been cutting them out and the plant is about 15 feet tall now. Do I need to continue? They are getting harder to reach and I have had 3 back surgeries. One worry I have other than that is the trunk is half the size of the upper trunk. I hope someone can help.
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Leave them, all it is doing is blooming.
     
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    Thank You, I was hoping to hear that but I didn't want to jeopardize the palm.
     

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