Could someone identify and give me the correct name of my fan palm?
It was very damaged by the storm. I will send a picture tomorrow, but
must of the frawns are damaged. Can I cut it low and hope for it to re
grow the frawns?
That is not a palm- it is a Traveler's tree- Ravenala madagascariensis.
You can remove the outermost leaves (the lower ones) but do not remove too
many as even as shredded as they are they continue to nourish the plant. I
try not to remove leaves before they yellow on their own.
Hurricane damage is unsightly to be sure- my entire garden is shredded. But
give the tree a bit of time to recover before you remove too many of it's
leaves. It may take a year or more before all the damaged leaves are gone.
South Florida USA
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