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Personally, I don't cut spikes while they are green. They will start to yellow pretty quickly if they aren't going to grow, and I let that happen so the plant can resorb any nutrients available in the spike. You may see a new branch start from a lower node on a couple of those spikes so you will be able to trim the dead part above that.

An exception would be if the branch is in an awkward place and unbalancing the plant; then I do trim. It won't really hurt the plant either way. And if you haven't checked the roots, this is a good time to be sure they are healthy and turning green when you water. Also a good time to repot as needed.
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