Sago Palm Trees
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White Beads on Sago

Zone Mid Florida USA | moxie added on October 13, 2012 | Answered

My sago palm has acquired white beads at its base and a cloudy film in the center. Has it got a disease? And if so, how do I get rid of it?

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Nikki
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Answered on October 15, 2012

Sounds like your plant may be affected by scale or mealy bugs, which normally infest the lower portion of the plant before moving upward. Prune off all affected fronds and dispose of them. Treat with neem oil, making sure to get the undersides of the fronds. You may need to reapply weekly for up to five weeks.

These articles will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/mealybugs-white-residue-on-plants-leaves.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/palms/sticky-palm-tree-leaves-treatment-for-palm-scale.htm

If the white stuff is powdery in nature, then powdery mildew may be to blame. Since it is also an effective fungicide, neem oil will also help with this fungal issue. This articlehas more info:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/powdery-mildew-homemade-and-organic-remedies.htm

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