Sago Palm Trees

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  1. Frost Bitten Sago Palm
  2. Sago Palms After Freezing
  3. My Sago Palm Has No New Growth on One of the Stalks.Is It Dead,or Will It Po
  4. Sago Palms
  5. Sago Palm Trimming
  6. I Have a Sago That Has Grown Way Too Big for the Area
  7. Sago Palm Burn
Asked by Anonymous on February 28, 2011
Frost Bitten Sago Palm

Due to the extreme cold winter here in Houston, many of my sago palms have turned brown. Should I trim the dead fronds off in hopes the plant is still alive, and will come back?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

I would wait until spring to cut back the plant. It will help protect the new growth, just in case another freeze occurs. But, you will need to remove the yellow and brown fronds in the spring but only those as they will not come back. Do not remove green fronds. These articles will help you as well:
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/tips-for-saving-cold-damaged-plants.htm

It is hard to say how well they will grow back. Sago palms do not deal well with lost fronds, but they have been known to recover fine. I would wait a whole season to see if fronds grow back.

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Asked by Anonymous on March 2, 2011
Sago Palms After Freezing

I live in LA and my sagos went through a freeze. Is there any help for them? Should I prune and hope new ones will grow?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Wait until spring to cut back the plant to help protect the new growth in case another freeze occurs. Remove only the yellow and brown fronds in the spring as they will not come back. Do not remove green fronds. These articles will help you as well:
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/tips-for-saving-cold-damaged-plants.htm

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Asked by Mark Wood on March 4, 2011
My Sago Palm Has No New Growth on One of the Stalks.Is It Dead,or Will It Po

My sago palm has no new growth on one of it’s stalks. Is that stalk dead or will it possibly come back?

ANSWERS
Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It can come back if the stem is still alive. This article will help you determine if your sago is still alive:
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm

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Asked by dickstout on March 5, 2011
Sago Palms

I purchased two sago palms in 6 inch containers. Lowes had a lot of them that had frozen (I am in Alaska). I found two that had good green still so i brought them home transplanted one and left the other in its pot. I left for a few days but placed them on my window sill. It was 40 below while I was gone and I think that cold permeated the window onto the leaves. When i returned all the leaves where yellowing. I placed the plants in my living room under a grow light and have tried to keep them alive. Two branches all together died while the others have some green and some brown in varies places on the leaves. What should i do? I want to return them to their brillance but I am worried that i may have killed them and I am just prolonging the inevitable. The books say two different things one says cut away dieing others say dont cut.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

The lost leaves will not regrow, but as long as they are alive, they can regrow from the top. Remove any brown or yellow leaves as these are dead and will not recover. Other than that, they will need TLC

At this point, they are in bad shape and will take alot of time to recover. If you are up to putting that time into them, they will eventually come back.

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Asked by DFitzhugh on March 6, 2011
Sago Palm Trimming

A sago palm was subjected to freezing weather, below 20 degrees. All of the foliage has turned yellow. Should I trim all of the yellow stalks off and leave only the trunk?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Wait until spring to do anything, in case another freeze occurs. Then go ahead and trim off all the yellow and/or brown fronds only. Do not cut anything that may be green.

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Asked by cteaston on March 6, 2011
I Have a Sago That Has Grown Way Too Big for the Area

I have an overgrown sago that I’m not really keen on digging up and transplanting it. Can I cut it off at the base? I realize it would probably have more than one crown, but would it kill it? It’s a foundation plant at my entryway.  I just scrolled down and found my answer, sorry. I guess the answer is that it would probably kill it.

ANSWERS
Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Yes, it would kill it. If it is overgrown, it may be best to remove it and start over with a smaller specimen.

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Asked by Anonymous on March 7, 2011
Sago Palm Burn

We have two Sago Palms in our front yard that are a few years old. This winter has been unusally cold (Inverness, Florida) and they have ‘burned’ from the cold. One is totally a golden yellow and the other one is partially yellowed. This never happened before, so I didn’t think to cover them at night. Are they totally dead, or can they come back to life with proper care, whatever that may be?

ANSWERS
Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

I would wait until spring is fully here to cut back the plant. It will help protect the new growth, just in case another freeze occurs. But you will need to remove only the yellow and brown fronds in the spring, as they will not come back. Do not remove green fronds. These articles will help you as well:
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/tips-for-saving-cold-damaged-plants.htm

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