It is natural for the end of the leaves of Beaucarnea recurvata to dry up
and turn brown. You can cut them back if you wish but be sure to cut them
on an angle. Cutting them back will not prevent the leaf from eventually
drying up completely.
Catherine Ann Nyberg <canyberg at ucdavis.edu> wrote in article
<3757F420.333D at ucdavis.edu>...
>> My name is Catherine Nyberg and I am a student at UC Davis. I
> have a question about pony tail palms. The tips of the leaves of my
> palm turn brown and are dead, should I cut them off, and will this
> prevent the rest of the leaves from dying? I guess this question could
> also go for any plant. Thanks for the help.
> Catherine Nyberg