I'm growing a date palm (look at my other post) since some years.

This works more or less well but it has a lot of braches which won't hold up anymore and start to turn brown (but are still mostly green).

My question: Do you know if it harms the plant if I just cut the old branches? It has quite a lot of new ones in the centre.

Thanks a lot!


  • I checked the other post - can you please add a photograph of what it looks like now because the earlier post is 2 years ago. And its not a date palm, by the looks of it... – Bamboo Apr 7 '17 at 17:27
  • I agree, not a date palm, maybe a Kentish palm grown under low light – kevinsky Apr 8 '17 at 0:52
  • Thanks for the hint - but indepedent of the type of palm... Is pruning the branches ok? – Ron Apr 9 '17 at 10:12
  • And finally: I'm pretty sure it's a date palm. Someone I know grew it from a date seed :) – Ron Apr 10 '17 at 17:14

No problem. Trim off any branches that are brown or don't look good. Leave enough to let the plant feed itself.

I'm forever trimming up my houseplants.

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