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I have not grown that plant, but after Googling it, I don't understand why you would need to make such an effort to protect it during the winter. In what hardiness zone do you live?
Miniature Chusan palms are pretty tough. They can they can tolerate temperatures down to about 5Ã‚Â°F to 0Ã‚Â°F. (-15Ã‚Â°C to -18Ã‚Â°C), and even survive frosts. Are the winters in your area colder than that? If they are, it might be simpler to move the plant into a protected area, such as a garage or basement, to winter over.
I'm no so sure cutting it's leaves off would be helpful to the plant.
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