Palms can threaten nearby structures, grow out of control invade your plumbing and create a mess.
Most Palms are self-cleaning, meaning they shed their seed pods and fronds naturally. However not all Palms are self-cleaning, which can cause quite an eyesore. Palm cleaning is considered a necessity at some point during its life cycle.
Several Palms have a reputation of being very high maintenance, such as Cocos Palms, Cuban Royal Palms and Alexander Palms; it is recommended these kinds of palms are cleaned on a regular basis, pruned or removed.